Russia: Media managers fired over “anti-Putin pictures”

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December 13, 2011
BBC News [UK]    
Posted in News, PND News

"The owner of Russia's top publishing house has dismissed managers over a magazine issue that alleged vote fraud and had obscene words aimed at PM Vladimir Putin. Tycoon Alisher Usmanov said he acted because of an 'ethical breach' by the weekly Kommersant Vlast. But some media analysts said it was an attempt to stifle criticism of alleged vote fraud in the 4 December elections. The poll, won by Mr Putin's party, triggered mass protests across Russia." (12/13/11)  

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