Investigation Ivan Golunov submitted shortly before arrest published in more than 30 outlets internationally
A range of outlets in Europe and the United States joined Meduza in publishing Ivan Golunov’s latest investigative piece, an exposé of the Moscow funeral industry and its ties to high-ranking FSB officials. Golunov submitted a draft of the investigation to his editor just hours before he was arrested on fabricated drug charges. After a massive public campaign helped trigger his release, Golunov worked with colleagues from seven Russian publications to complete the article.
Among international outlets, the piece was published in The Times, The Independent, BuzzFeed News, Liberation, Der Spiegel, Zuddeutsche Zeitung, Delfi, LSM, Ukrainskaya Pravda, and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project/International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The investigation was also published in a number of Russian outlets: the long-read forum Batenka, da vy transformer, the St. Petersburg outlets Bumaga and Fontanka, the business dailies Vedomosti and Kommersant, the independent television channel Dozhd, the legal news outlet Mediazona; the local Novosibirsk outlet NGS, the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, the business outlet RBC, the BBC Russian Service, the culture and news website Snob, the radio station Ekho Moskvy, the investigative business outlet The Bell, the style and entertainment outlet TheBlueprint.ru, the Russian edition of Forbes, the investigative outlet The Insider, Sports.ru, the tech news outlet TJ, the lifestyle news outlet The Village, and the local Yekaterinburg outlet Znak.com.