Support The Moscow Times!

Police Search Office of St. Petersburg Novaya Gazeta Newspaper

Police have raided the St. Petersburg offices of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper, the Interfax news service reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed law enforcement source.

Officers also searched the offices of the Leningrad Region Television Company. Both raids are believed to be in connection with a major fraud case, Interfax reported.

The case was launched following an appeal from the Leningrad regional authorities, a government spokesperson told Interfax.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

As we approach the holiday season, please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world’s largest country.