Ramzan Kadyrov’s shadow still hanging over Russian Union of Journalists

Head of the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ), Igor Yakovenko, may lose his post. The dispute over the election to and exclusion from the RUJ of Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov is still hanging in the air.

Political analyst Dmitry Oreshkin said the RUJ will lose its independence if Kadyrov is reaccepted as a member and Yakovenko is voted out. The RUJ is holding its 8th general session in Moscow on 22 April 2008.


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