Sergei L. Loiko / LAT
Novaya Gazeta editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov checks an issue of his paper before it goes into print. Launched in 1993, the Gorbachev-funded paper soon won respect for its coverage of subjects such as corruption and the misdeeds of Russian forces in war-torn Chechnya. The thrice-weekly publication, which claims circulation of nearly 700,000, stands out ever more as a lonely bastion of independent critical reporting.
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