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17 April 2015

Russian State News Reporter Fired After Saying FSB Shut Yekaterinburg Museum

A reporter for a state newspaper in Yekaterinburg was fired after writing that Russia's Federal Security Service closed down a major museum because of a photography exhibit co-organized by the U.S. Consulate, media reports said Tuesday.

The journalist, Yekaterina Kholkina, wrote in a brief article on Friday that the order came from the Moscow branch of the FSB, a successor agency of the Soviet KGB, according to a screenshot of the article posted on news site Ura.ru.

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