Russian Leader’s Honors To Critical Journalists Raise Eyebrows

MOSCOW — For three years, Mikhail Beketov has been the symbol of the impunity with which Russian authorities had in dealing with independent investigative journalists. But now Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has recognized Beketov’s contribution to civil society with a state award and a 1 million-ruble ($32,000) prize. Beketov’s name appeared among those of […]