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Russky Newsweek

Russky 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-chief Mikhail Fishman
Categories News magazine
Frequency Weekly
Publisher Axel Springer
First issue June 2004
Final issue 18 October 2010
Country Russia
Language Russian

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][8] The weekly featured detailed articles some of which were critical of Kremlin.[7][9]

Leonid Parfyonov and Alexander Gordeev 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.[10]

Russky Newsweek was the recipient of the Press Leaders-2008 award of the Association of Press Distributors in the category of general interest magazines.[11]

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. SAGE Publications. p. 1007. ISBN 978-1-4522-6152-2. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  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. ^ a b "Russian Newsweek closed 'with respect to economic reasons'". Sputnik News. 19 October 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Newsweek Russia folds". M&M Global. 19 October 2010. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Axel Springer shutters Russian edition of Newsweek". The Local. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Recycled paper from Berlin used as raw material for "Lufthansa Magazin"" (PDF). Voith. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "Forbes (Russian edition), Russky Newsweek and ComputerBild are declared "Press Leaders-2008"". Axel Springer. Retrieved 25 February 2017.