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Russia: “Drugs and Hookers Scandal”

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Law, Media & Journalism, Politics, RuNet Echo

At The Daily Beast, author Michael Idov chronicles “Russia's amazing drugs and hookers scandal [1],” which involves opposition activist Ilya Yashin, political analyst Dmitry Oreshkin, and the Russian Newsweek‘s editor-in-chief Mikhail Fishman: “‘Let me get this straight,’ wrote Ilya Krasilschik, the editor of Afisha magazine, commenting on a Facebook status update after the scandal broke and summing up much of the popular sentiment. ‘You fight the regime, and in exchange the regime brings you free chicks and blow? Duly noted.'”