Category : Kommersant

Russia: Media freedom curtailed under veneer of legality

alt informationRussia's media freedom has declined under the government of Vladimir Putin. The president and his allies have used a cloak of legislative legitimacy to target

Kommersant publishing house editor-in-chief fired for anti-Putin photos

Alisher Usmanov, a metal tycoon and owner of Russia’s leading Kommersant publishing house, fired Kommersant Vlast magazine editor-in-chief Maxim Kovalsky and Kommersant-Holdingexecutive director Andrey Galiev. The reason for the dismissals, according to Usmanov, was the magazine’s latest issue which talked about alleged mass fraud in parliamentary elections in Russia, particularly expatriates voting in London and witnessing […]

Russia: Disabled journalist convicted of libel

A Russian editor who was nearly killed in the attack two years ago, has been convicted of slander. Mikhail Beketov, who is confined to a wheelchair and can barely speak, has been found guilty of insulting the local mayor by the court in Khimki. He has been instructed to compensate damages by paying 500 roubles […]

Anna Politkovskaya: In the Russian media

Anna Politkovskaya: In the Russian media