Thursday, August 21, 2014

Newspapers shall make no editorials...

Regarding freedom of Government to pretty much do as it pleases in Russia;
Igor Sechin, the head of state-run gas giant Rosneft and a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, is suing Russia's leading business newspaper Vedomosti for "wrongful interference in government activity," Forbes Russia reported Friday.
Sechin took offense to an editorial that examined the possible reasons for and benefits of his transitioning from the government to his top Rosneft job in 2012. 
Coming after Forbes Russia tasted the fruits of the same law;
Last month, Sechin successfully sued Forbes Russia and daily newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda for calling him Russia's highest-grossing CEO and estimating his 2013 salary at $50 million, with the court ordering the newspapers retract the statements.
Unfortunate, the waste of scarce resources to accomplish what Stalin would have simply decreed (and had the journalists shot).

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