The Malta Sports Journalists Association sends its deepest condolences to the Russian Sports Journalists Association and media community in Russia after the passing away of Lev Rossoshik after a long fought health battle. 
A colleague and a mentor for many sport media colleagues, for over fifteen years he had served as vice President of AIPS Europe and for many years as chairman of the AIPS Volleyball Specialists Commission. Lev Rossoshik passed away at the age of 71. 
Lev Rossoshik was present in Malta two years ago for the AIPS Europe Executive meeting and inaugurated the  Photo-Sport Exhibition which was organised by the Malta Sports Journalists Association.