Controlling the Press Echo of Moscow Under Pressure in Russia

The independent radio station Echo of Moscow has long been seen as a paragon of quality journalism in Russia. Now, however, Gazprom is moving to take control of the station's supervisory board. Many fear tough times ahead for press freedoms in the country.
An anti-Putin demonstration in Moscow in early February.

An anti-Putin demonstration in Moscow in early February.

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