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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 05:51 PM

3. Meet with editors of Novaya Gazeta, Russia's independent muckraking newspaper, and other independent

media and cultural leaders.

https://www.thenation.com/travels/russia/




Novaya Gazeta is very anti-Putin.


The Putin Regime Is Forcing Russia’s Best and Brightest Into Exile

The hammer of oppression falls hard on women and men who dare to speak out against the Kremlin and its policies.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-putin-regime-is-forcing-russias-best-and-brightest-into-exile

MOSCOW – Best-selling Russian novelist Yulia Latynina begins her mornings with long runs on the beach, a tropical wind blowing through her flame-red hair—far away from the dark, freezing winters of her homeland.

These days Latynina, along with her mother Alla Latynina, a literary critic, and her father, the prolific poet Leonid Latynin, enjoy stunning views of a mountain valley, of blooming gardens, of light rays changing colors above the sea as they write, but for safety reasons they asked me not to mention precisely where they are. Suffice to say that they spend most of their time far away from their Moscow home.

The family’s nightmare began in 2016 when mobs of trolls attacked Latynina on social media after she published an article in Novaya Gazeta about “Putin’s chef,” billionaire caterer Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is also the Russian president’s go-to guy for such nefarious activities as internet-based attacks on American presidential elections and mercenary armies for deployment in Africa and the Middle East.


“Get out of Russia, we’ll breathe easier without your liberal stink,” one of the posts said. Soon, ugly words turned into ugly actions: Latynina’s attackers followed her for weeks until, in August 2016, somebody poured excrement all over her as she was on her way to the radio station Echo of Moscow.

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