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16 December 2015

Kremlin Loyalists Wrest Control Of Russian Media As Foreign Owners Flee, New Restrictions On Foreign Ownership

Tatyana Lysova has worked at Vedomosti, Russia’s leading business newspaper, since it was founded in 1999 and has been editor-in-chief for nine years. But the exit of its foreign shareholders Friday, because of a law banning non-Russians from owning over 20 percent of Russian media assets, means Vedomosti will be wide open to political pressure and Lysova is facing the possible end of the media project to which she has devoted her professional career.

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