For going on 20 years since Vladimir Putin emerged out of relative obscurity to take the reigns of power in the world’s largest country, Russia’s independent journalists have been frequent targets of Putin and the FSB, the modern incarnation of the Soviet-era KGB.
Intimidation, arrests, and forced exile of journalists is the norm in Russia, which is ranked 149th out of 180 countries for press freedom by Reporters Without Borders. Since Putin took power, the authorities regularly accuse journali...

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