Russia Update: Ekho Moskvy’s Editor Fights for Independence Amid State Pressure

November 18, 2014
Aleksei Venediktov, editor-in-chief of Ekho Moskvy, in 2012. Photo by Yevgeny Biyatov/ RIA Novosti

Welcome to our new column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.

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Aleksei Venediktov, editor-in-chief of the last independent radio station in Russia has been fighting for his independence amid pressure from the owner, a warning from the state censor, and now a maneuver by the station general manager, who is close to the presidential administration.

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