Novaya Gazeta Could Face Closure After Second Government Warning

File Photo of Kremlin Tower, St. Basil's, Red Square at Night

(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Anna Dolgov – July 21, 2015) One of Russia’s last independent newspapers, the Novaya Gazeta weekly, plans to appeal in court the second government warning it has received within a year – which crosses the threshold that allows the authorities to shut it down. Media watchdog Roskomnadzor issued the latest warning for an expletive that […]

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Russian Businessman to Buy The Moscow Times – Report

Moscow Times Sample Covers and Mobile Device Display

(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – 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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Russian premier praises liberal paper for ‘independent, responsible’ journalism

Kremlin and St. Basil's

(Interfax – Moscow, April 1, 2013) Russian Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev has congratulated the editorial staff of Novaya Gazeta on the 20th anniversary of the publication, saying that “it is precisely such independent and responsible journalism that modern Russia needs”. (Novaya Gazeta is a liberal newspaper often critical of the authorities and known for its investigative journalism and focus on […]

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Russia’s ‘Novaya Gazeta’ Marks 20th Anniversary

File Photo of Mourners with Photo of Anna Politkovskaya

(RFE/RL –  rferl.org – Claire Bigg – April 1, 2013) Few Russian newspapers have faced as much adversity as “Novaya gazeta.” Best known for its hard-hitting investigative reports on government corruption and rights abuses in the North Caucasus, the newspaper has come under intense government pressure in its two decades of existence. It has battled several high-profile lawsuits, suffered serious […]

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