The UK press is buzzing with the news of Russian Alexander Lebedev’s takeover of London’s Evening Standard.
So what can Standard staff expect? Abramovich-style injections of cash? Possibly not: less than two months ago, Novaya Gazeta, the Russian paper funded in large part by Lebedev, ditched a large number of staff and freelancers. Read Maria Eismont’s report for Index on Censorship here.