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The Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Kommersant” Ivan Streshinsky, said the publication of The Bell that the magazine’s staff was fired due to suspicions in writing custom articles.
According to streshenskogo, he received a message stating that the article has been registered, then demanded that journalists disclose sources of information received. The magazine’s staff refused to do so.
Previously, the General Director of “Kommersant” Vladimir Zhelonkin said the family-owned Demyan Kudryavtsev, the newspaper “Vedomosti” that in the framework of the writing of the material violation was discovered by journalists.
In a press-service of the businessman Alisher Usmanov, who owns holding “Kommersant”, said “the Tape.ru” that the entrepreneur has nothing to do with personnel changes at the office. The representative of Usmanov noted that the shareholder does not interfere in editorial policy, does not accept staff decisions at the level of journalists and the dismissal of the staff of “Kommersant” has learned from the press.
May 20, the leadership of the “Kommersant” has decided to dismiss the two correspondents, Ivan Safronov, Maxim Ivanov. After this statement of resignation was filed by 11 people — almost the entire Department policy edition.
Safronov and Ivanov said that the decision of their dismissal was made by the shareholder who has submitted a claim to the article about the possible resignation of Valentina Matviyenko from the post of speaker of the Federation Council.
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