Ind. Ed Caesar. Moscow newspapers: the story of one title's survival
At The eXile, Moscow's iconic English-language freesheet, they have a clear editorial position. "Yeah," says the co-editor, Jake Rudnitsky: "We shit on everybody equally."
There, in one scatological sentence, is the secret of The eXile's success. In a city where, for the past six years, press freedoms have been systematically eroded - where Kommersant, Russia's last major newspaper not under Kremlin control was sold to the Putin-friendly steel oligarch Alisher Usmanov last month - The eXile is a bracing alternative.