Russian diplomat accuses White Helmets of supporting terrorismRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 17:54
Putin's spokesman warns against attempts to hold unauthorized rallies in MoscowRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:43
Russian Foreign Ministry says situation on Korean Peninsula is degradingRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:42
Moscow outraged by Macron team’s refusal to give accreditation to Russian mediaRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:41
Moscow condemns Israeli airstrike near Damascus airportRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:30
Kremlin believes political resolve will eventually produce Russia-Japan peace dealRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:21
Kremlin rejects reports of St. Petersburg iconic cathedral transfer approved by presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:15
Kremlin warns against actions that may fan tensions over SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:13
Russia’s next-generation strategic bomber to perform debut flight by 2025Military & Defense April 27, 15:17
MOSCOW, December 13 (Itar-Tass) — Director General of the Kommersant publishing house Demyan Kudryavtsev has explained the recent dismissals in the media holding by the fact that during making of the recent issue of the Vlast magazine “the professional journalism standards were violated.”
“During making of the 49th issue of Kommersant Vlast magazine the internal procedures and rules of the Kommersant publishing house, standards of professional journalism and the law of the Russian Federation were violated,” he wrote in his Internet blog, adding: “The management of the publishing house regrets this and offers its apologies to the readers and partners.”
“As a result of this, the board of directors of the publishing houses dismissed the chief editor of Vlast magazine, Maxim Kovalsky. Director General of the publishing house and its board member Demyan Kudryavtsev has tendered his resignation, which will be considered at the next shareholders’ meeting,” according to Kudryavtsev.
Earlier on Tuesday, it was announced that Director General of the Kommersant holding Andrei Galiyev and editor-in-chief of Kommersant Vlast magazine Maxim Kovalsky were dismissed. The Rossiya 24 news television channel reported that “the tough decision was made by the publishing house major shareholder Alisher Usmanov after the latest issue of Vlast was published.”
The Kommersant publishing house was founded on the basis of the private newspaper Kommersant in 1989. In 2006, it was bought by businessman Alisher Usmanov. The publishing house currently includes the Kommersant newspaper with thematic supplements and magazines, including Vlast (Power), Dengi (Money) and Ogonek.