Russian editor fired over anti-Putin jibe

The editor of a prominent Russian magazine has been fired after publishing a photograph containing an obscene message addressed to the prime minister, Vladimir Putin. Alisher Usmanov, the billionaire owner of Kommersant publishing house and a major shareholder in Arsenal football club, fired the Kommersant Vlast editor-in-chief, Maxim Kovalsky, on Tuesday, raising fears of a […]