Journalists of the Russian business magazine Forbes suspected the owner of the edition Alexander Fedotov of meddling in editorial policy. The reason for this was the lack of evaluation of remuneration of the President of VTB Andrey Kostin recently published ranking of the most highly paid Russian top managers according to Forbes, the newspaper “Vedomosti” , citing sources close to the magazine.

According to them, the authors of the rating assessment of the compensation Kostina was, but they suspect that the figure was not in the end published at the request Fedotov. In this regard, the journalists wrote to the owner of the publication a letter in which he proposed to explain. Fedotov meeting with the editorial Board can pass Monday, November 28.

Journalists also reminded that last fall, shortly after Fedotov acquired the publishing house Axel Springer Russia, which produces including the Russian Forbes, he promised he will not interfere in editorial policy. Shortly thereafter, in the editorial shuffle staff: editor-in-chief of Forbes Elmar murtazayeva was replaced by Nikolay Uskov. In addition, in October the publishing house left Regina von Flemming, who intend to control over 20% of the company. After her departure, was closed magazines GEO, “Gala Biography” and “Geolenok”. In December, retired chief editor of Forbes Woman and Forbes Lite, Yulia Taratuta. Axel Springer Russia was renamed “AC Rus Media” remains a separate structure in the ACMG.

The rating of “the 25 most expensive executives” was published in the December issue of Forbes this year and was published on the magazine’s website on November 24. This year it was headed by the Chairman of the Board “Gazprom” Alexey Miller, whose compensation for 2015 Forbes estimated at $ 17.7 million. Second place was taken by the Executive Director of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin, the remuneration of which for the year amounted to USD 13 million (previous year 17.5 million dollars).

President and Chairman of the Board VTB Andrey Kostin publishing put out – of-rating- pay Forbes did not name, explaining that VTB group has not provided data on the key managers of the company. Last year, Forbes estimated aggregate compensation Kostina 21 million dollars, and he took the second place.

The owner of Forbes Russia was suspected of interfering in editorial policy 25.11.2016

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