Contents tagged with Fontanka

  • Russian Defense Ministry accuses online publication Fontanka of disclosing information on pilot killed in Syria

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has criticized an article by the online news outlet Fontanka which it claims disclosed the personal details of the Su-25 assault jet pilot who was shot down in Syria on February 3. The Defense Ministry considers this a “violation of the elementary concepts of decency and the ethics of journalist activity”.

    “We are convinced that the law enforcement organs will give their assessment of what happened in accordance with Russian legislation,” RBC reported, citing …

  • Putin’s friend to purchase Fontanka news outlet which published revelatory material about him

    Billionaire Yevgeny Prigozhin is prepared to buy the news outlet Fontanka, which recently published a series of articles about his activities, reported Novaya Gazeta with reference to its own sources.

    According to the newspaper, the offer to sell Fontanka (and simultaneously Delovoy Peterburg) to Prigozhin was made by people who have no relation to the news outlet “on paper”, but “hold weight in deciding its fate”. As Novaya notes, pressure was exerted “on the level of presidential …