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Yeltsin and the Press

The 1990’s are viewed as one of the most independent times for the Russian press. How did the press freedoms brought by Gorbachev begin to decline, and what can we learn from that process? Nataliya Rostova, creator of GorbyMedia, will discuss her work creating YeltsinMedia to help answer these questions.


  • Natalia Rostova

    George F. Kennan Expert
    Senior Correspondent,
  • Sergey Parkhomenko

    Senior Advisor
    Journalist, "Echo of Moscow" Radio; Former Editor-in-Chief, Itogi, Vokrug Sveta
  • Sarah Oates

    Professor and Senior Scholar, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park