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All five Vice-chief editor of the newspaper “Vedomosti” announced his retirement in protest against the appointment of the editor-in-chief Andrew Shmarova. This was reported on the newspaper’s website.
To quit decided Dmitry Simakov, Boris Safronov, Philip Sterkin, Kirill Kharatyan and Alexander Gubsky. It is noted that the latter worked at the newspaper since its Foundation, the rest — about 15 years. “The decision of the Board of Directors consider it unprofessional to put up with him. But since all the possibilities for persuasion are exhausted and a final decision is made, we have no other choice but to leave” — quoted from the statement of the editors of The Bell.
They noted that the new owner of “Vedomosti”, the founder of the “FederalPress” Ivan Eremin, “said many of the right words about adherence to the standards” of the newspaper. “But it was his casting vote led to the appointment of editor-in-chief of the person who proved the inconsistency of these standards”, — said the departed the magazine’s staff.
Earlier on 15 June, the Board of Directors of the publisher “Sheets” joint — stock company “Business news media” — Shmarova appointed editor-in-chief of the newspaper. In the last three months he supervised the edition in the status of acting, and during this time has repeatedly entered into conflict with it. In March, Shmarov said he was not familiar with the code of journalists. He also, without consent of the author changed the title of this article, has removed the content and banned to publish news based on the research of “Levada-center”.
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