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Tue May 21, 2019, 10:14 AM

Russian reporters resign en mass after co-workers fired over Putin henchmen story

The entire political staff at one of Russia’s most prominent newspapers resigned Monday in protest against its billionaire publisher — who reportedly ordered the firing of two journalists after they wrote an article about President Putin’s close allies.

The mass walkout included a senior editor and 10 reporters, according to Reuters.

It went down at Kommersant — a nationally distributed broadsheet owned by pro-Kremlin businessman Alisher Usmanov — following the forced resignations of Ivan Safronov and Maxim Ivanov, who reported on the Putin allies.


Specifically, the pair wrote an article on April 17 saying Russian parliament speaker Valentina Matviyenko would possibly be replaced by SVR Foreign Intelligence Service head Sergei Naryshkin. The piece didn’t sit well with Usmanov, according to Safronov and Ivanov, and they were forced to resign as a result.

SOURCE-https://nypost.com/2019/05/20/russian-reporters-resign-after-co-workers-fired-over-putin-story/

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Tue May 21, 2019, 10:19 AM

1. Surely Comrade RCW will be along to post extensive commentary about this breaking news story

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Tue May 21, 2019, 10:22 AM

2. Youre right but dont call me shirley

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