The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a discussion with one of Russia’s preeminent and most insightful journalists, Alexei Venediktov. Venediktov is editor-in-chief of Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow), the much-admired independent radio station. He will discuss the dramatic changes facing the Russian political system and the state of media freedom in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.

Ekho Moskvy, which is marking the 25 year anniversary since its founding in the freewheeling days of the late Gorbachev era, is known worldwide as one of Russia’s last bastions of free media. The station continues to enjoy a large audience across Russia and is home to a great many of the country’s most popular talk show hosts and radio personalities. 

Alexei Venediktov

Alexei Venediktov has been the editor-in-chief of Ekho Moskvy since 1998.

Andrew S. Weiss

Andrew S. Weiss is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and oversees Carnegie’s work on Russia and Eurasia.