Postcard: Moscow

In Putin's Russia, where the government faces almost no opposition, one tabloid is crusading against the rich and powerful. At work with Moscow's muckrakers

Justin Jin

Reporters at Novaya Gazeta have seen 3 colleagues murdered since 200.

The newsroom at Moscow's Novaya Gazeta does not feel like a battleground. It's a series of cramped, fluorescent-lit offices, as quiet as a library in the hallways. But behind the closed doors, there's energy. Young journalists (average age: around 30) pore over the stories and photographs that will make the next day's issue of a newspaper in a very dangerous business--being the most strident voice of opposition in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

For a taste of the paper's editorial outlook, just talk to Dmitri Muratov, its editor in chief. "Putin has created the largest, richest bureaucracy in the world, and the funds...

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