Deputys Threats Against Newspaper Trigger Internet Dispute

The Moscow Times
Sunday 17th March, 2013

State Duma Deputy Andrei Isayev on Friday appeared to threaten Moskovsky Komsomolets staff, coming under fire from journalists and activists and triggering a scandal in the blogosphere. The presumed threats came after the daily published an article criticizing several female deputies of the parliament’s lower house. Pavel Gusev, Moskovsky Komsomolets’ owner and editor-in-chief, said he would file a complaint with the Prosecutor General’s Office against Isayev in an effort to “protect our newspaper’s journalists.” “A tabloid has organized a filthy, mean, dirty attack on three female deputies,…

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