Russia Update: Reaction to Terrorist Attack on Charlie Hebdo Journalists in Paris

January 8, 2015
Flowers placed at the French Embassy in Moscow after the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015. Photo by Vladimir Varfolomeev.

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

The previous issue is here, and see also our Russia This Week story The Guild War – How Should Journalists Treat Russian State Propagandists? and special features ‘Managed Spring’: How Moscow Parted Easily with the ‘Novorossiya’ Leaders, Putin ‘The Imperialist’ A Runner-Up For Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ and It’s Not Just Oil and Sanctions Killing Russia’s Economy, It’s Putin.

Russia’s reaction to the terrorist massacre of the Charlie Hebdo journalists has been mixed, with some journalists showing solidarity and some activists blaming France for not controlling the press.

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