Top Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta halts publication until end of war

In this file photo taken on October 07, 2021 Novaya Gazeta editor Dmitry Muratov is seen at the entrance to the office of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper in Moscow (Natalia KOLESNIKOVA / AFP) MOSCOW, Russia — Russia’s top independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, whose chief editor was last year awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, said Monday it was suspending publication until the end of Moscow’s military action in Ukraine.

Chief editor Dmitry Muratov said it was a “difficult” decision, indicating it was an effort to “save” the respected publication and avoid a total shutdown.

“For us and, I know, for you, this […]

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