Russky Newsweek

Russky Newsweek (Russian: Русский Newsweek) or Newsweek Russia was a Russian-language news magazine published in Russia between 2004 and 2010 as the Russian edition of Newsweek. It was the first news magazine with a Western origin published in the country.[1]

Russky Newsweek
Editor-in-chiefMikhail Fishman
CategoriesNews magazine
PublisherAxel Springer
First issueJune 2004
Final issue18 October 2010

History and profileEdit

Russky Newsweek was established in June 2004.[2][3][4] The license of the magazine was held by the Axel Springer Russia, a subsidiary of Axel Springer AG.[5][6] The magazine was published on a weekly basis by Axel Springer Russia.[7] The weekly featured detailed articles some of which were critical of Kremlin.[8]

Leonid Parfyonov and Alexander Gordeev [ru] served as the editors-in-chief of Russky Newsweek.[1][2] Mikhail Fishman was the last editor-in-chief.[5] The magazine was printed in light weight coated paper provided by LEIPA.[9]

Russky Newsweek was the recipient of the Press Leaders-2008 award of the Association of Press Distributors in the category of general interest magazines.[10]

The last edition of Russky Newsweek was published on 18 October 2010 when it ceased publication due to economic reasons.[2][5]


  1. ^ a b "Newsweek looks over old Iron Curtain". Media Week. 8 June 2004. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Svetlana Kononova (25 October 2010). "Memories of Newsweek". Russia Profile. Archived from the original on 26 March 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Springer launches Russian edition of Newsweek". Free Republic. 8 June 2004. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  4. ^ Christopher H. Sterling (25 September 2009). Encyclopedia of Journalism. Los Angeles, CA; London: SAGE Publications. p. 1007. ISBN 978-1-4522-6152-2.
  5. ^ a b c "Axel Springer Russia: License agreement for NEWSWEEK will not be prolonged". Axel Springer AG. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Weekend with Russian Newsweek". Baltic Weekend. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Newsweek Russia folds". M&M Global. 19 October 2010. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Axel Springer shutters Russian edition of Newsweek". The Local. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Recycled paper from Berlin used as raw material for "Lufthansa Magazin"" (PDF). Voith. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Forbes (Russian edition), Russky Newsweek and ComputerBild are declared "Press Leaders-2008"". Axel Springer. Retrieved 25 February 2017.