Giannantonio Micalessin

Versions of names: Gian Micalessin, Джанантонио Микалессин, Джан Микалессин

Giannantonio Micalessin is an Italian journalist. In 1983 together with two others he founded the Albatross Press Agency, a journalistic agency specializing in international political reporting with particular attention to conflict areas. He is the author of an investigative documentary film Ukraine, the Hidden Truths (2017).


Individual Observers at the 2022 pseudo-referendum for the formal annexation of occupied territories of Kherson to Russia

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Institutional affiliation to Albatross Press Agency

Among the observers, 12 people were declared. From Belarus - Chairman of the central council of the NGO "Young Russia", Director of the Center for Modern Social Technologies Sergei Lushch, [...] from Italy - author of the film "Ukraine, the Hidden Truth" journalist Gianantonio Mikalessin [...]. [Translated from Russian] (2023-09-15)

Corresponding elections

From 23 to 27 September 2022, the Russian forces organised a sham election process - pseudo-referendum as a pretext for the formal annexation of the regions of occupied Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson by Russia. The annexation of the four regions was announced on 30 September 2022.