The Story of Vedomosti – A Russian Newspaper’s Struggle for Independence; Does the departure of the paper’s veteran editor pose yet another threat to Russia’s already embattled independent media scene?

Kremlin and Saint Basil's File Photo

(Moscow Times – – Eva Hartog – March 31, 2017) In the newsroom of #Russia’s most respected business newspaper, editors and reporters are in a tense face-off with the paper’s owner Demyan #Kudryavtsev (who also publishes The Moscow Times). He has just announced the name of their new editor-in-chief – an appointment that should reflect the paper’s editorial standards. […]

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Sanoma sells Vedomosti to comply with Russian media law

(Business New Europe – – bne IntelliNews – April 30, 2015) Finnish publishing company Sanoma has sold its 33.3% share in the Russian business daily Vedomosti to publishing executive Demyan Kudryavtsev, in the latest shake-up to Russia’s media landscape caused by new legislation limiting foreign ownership. The stake in Delovoi Standard, the publisher of the daily, was sold to […]

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Russian Businessman to Buy The Moscow Times – Report

Moscow Times Sample Covers and Mobile Device Display

(Moscow Times – – March 18, 2015) The Moscow Times and a minority stake in its sister publication Vedomosti are being sold to Demyan Kudryavtsev, former chief executive of major Russian publishing house Kommersant, news agency RBC reported citing an unidentified source. Kudryavtsev and Finnish media conglomerate Sanoma, the newspapers’ owner, had as of Tuesday signed a deal on […]

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