Last of Russia’s Free Press Collapes Under Kremlin Pressure

From a New York Times story by Anton Troianovski and Valeriya Safronova headlined “Last Vestiges of Russia’s Free Press Fall Under Kremlin Pressure”:

As President Vladimir V. Putin wages war against Ukraine, he is fighting a parallel battle on the home front, dismantling the last vestiges of a Russian free press.

On Thursday, the pillars of Russia’s independent broadcast media collapsed under pressure from the state. Echo of Moscow, the freewheeling radio station founded by Soviet dissidents in 1990 and that symbolized Russia’s new freedoms, was “liquidated” by its board. TV Rain, the youthful independent television station that calls itself “the optimistic channel” said it would suspend operations indefinitely.