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Tatiana Ershova

First Deputy Chief Editor

Tatyana Lysova

Deputy Chief Editor and News Desk Director

Dmitry Tomilov

Newsroom Editors

Alexander Baklanov

Olga Korelina

Grigory Levchenko

Tatyana Pashkova

Olesya Samborskaya

Alexander Filimonov

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Pyotr Lokhov

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Irina Kravtsova

Pavel Merzlikin

Andrey Pertsev

Farida Rustamova

Kristina Safonova

Anastasia Yakoreva

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Alexey Kovalev

Investigative Reporting Correspondents

Ivan Golunov

Maxim Solopov

Liliya Yapparova

“Analysis” Director

Dmitry Kartsev

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Denis Dmitriev

Dmitry Kuznets

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Maxim Ivanov

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Yuri Saprykin

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Nataliya Gredina

“Science” Director

Alexander Ershov

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Darya Sarkisyan

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Maria Kolomychenko

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Natalia Fyodorenko

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Vladimir Tsybulsky

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Dmitry Andreev

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Sultan Suleimanov

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Nastya Yarovaya


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Yarik Maksimov

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Vladimir Afonsky

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Andrey Pershin

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Valeriy Gorokhov

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Alexandra Gorokhova

Michael Stavtsev

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Alexander Sadikov

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Anna Chesova

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Vladislav Gorin

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Boris Goryachev

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Dmitry Averenkov

Vladislav Alfimov

Kirill Balyasnikov

Ilya Borisov

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Dmitry Zakharov

Alexey Prilepskiy

Andrey Skopintsev

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Aurika Rotaru

Oksana Brolisha

Kristina Martinyuka

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Managing Editor

Kevin Rothrock

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Eilish Hart

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