Echo of Moscow

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Echo of Moscow
Broadcast area  Russia
United States Chicago
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek
First air date 22 August 1990
Owner Gazprom Media
Alexey Venediktov (right), editor-in-chief of Echo of Moscow
Sergey Korzun, co-founder and 1st editor-in-chief of Echo of Moscow
Sergey Buntman (right), co-founder of Echo of Moscow
Yuri Fedutinov, General Director of Echo of Moscow

Echo of Moscow (Russian: Э́хо Москвы́, Ekho Moskvy) is a Russian radio station based in Moscow, broadcasting in many Russian cities, in some of the former-Soviet republics (through partnerships with local radio stations), and via the Internet, which some observers describe as "the last bastion of free media in Russia".[1] Most of the content consists of news and talk shows focusing on social and political issues and the station tries to represent different points of view. The current senior editor is Alexey Venediktov. Among radio hosts of the station are Victor Shenderovich, Yulia Latynina, Sergey Parkhomenko, Yevgenia Albats, Vladimir Kara-Murza, Vladimir Ryzhkov, Maria Gaidar, Yevgeny Yasin and Sophie Shevardnadze.

In addition to broadcasting Echo of Moscow is running a website that publishes analytical and factual materials in a variety of fields including international and domestic political affairs, social developments and cultural trends. The articles are written by members of the so-called Echo of Moscow Club, an honorary group of political analysts, academic researchers, columnists and public figures. Among the site's authors are Boris Akunin, Dmitrii Bykov, Matvey Ganapolsky, Eduard Limonov, Alexey Navalny, Valeriya Novodvorskaya, Victor Shenderovich, and a number of other experts, who have sustained national and international acclaim in their areas of expertise. The Echo of Moscow site is an authoritative source of information, and its publications are regularly cited, relied on and reproduced by major Russian internet publications and other media sources.

Shareholders structure[edit]

(Information correct as of 2005.)


Critics and controversy[edit]

In September 2009 numerous chief editor replies point out that Gazprom and/or other stock-holders did not interfere with informational policy and were not allowed to.[2][3]

On 1 November 2014 the station received an official Roskomnadzor warning that a program the station had aired about Ukraine contained "information justifying war crimes".[4] A radio station can be closed down if it receives two Roskomnadzor warnings in one year.[5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Magazine Roundup". 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
  2. ^ Juferova, Yadviga (2008-02-20). Свобода эха. Останется ли после 2 марта Алексей Венедиктов главным редактором "Эха Москвы"? (in Russian). Rossiyskaya Gazeta. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
  3. ^ Alexey Venediktov (2008-03-03). Без посредников (Podcast) (in Russian). Echo of Moscow. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  4. ^ Russia's Ekho Moskvy Hit With Official Warning, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (November 01, 2014)
  5. ^ Russia's Ekho Moskvy Hit With Official Warning, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (November 01, 2014)

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Coordinates: 55°45′8.19″N 37°35′46.72″E / 55.7522750°N 37.5963111°E / 55.7522750; 37.5963111