Russia’s image: who’s to blame?

Andrey Zolotov, Editor and publisher of the Russia Profile magazine and Luke Harding, Moscow bureau chief of The Guardian

Andrey Zolotov
1968 - Born in Moscow
1992 - Graduates, School of Journalism, Moscow State University
1992 - Translator, The Christian Science Monitor, Moscow bureau
1995 - Moscow correspondent, Ecumenical News International, Geneva
1997 - Senior staff writer, The Moscow Times newspaper
1997 - Named John Templeton European Religion Journalist of the Year
1999 - Awarded Carnegie Media Fellowship, Duke University
2003 - Editor and publisher, Russia Profile

Luke Harding
1968 - Born in England
1990 - Graduates, Oxford University
1996 - Joins The Guardian newspaper
2000 - South Asia correspondent, The Guardian, New Delhi
2003 - Berlin correspondent, The Guardian
2007 - Moscow bureau chief, The Guardian
 
What kind of Russia do we see in the world media today? On February 14, President Vladimir Putin will hold his final annual press conference. Putin will be evaluating what he achieved during the last 8 years. Beyond doubt, he will keep in mind that the criticism of Russia has grown during his presidency. Is this criticism nothing but a reaction towards Russia getting richer and stronger? What do journalists have in mind? To answer these questions we have here today Andrey Zolotov, Editor and publisher of the Russia Profile magazine and Luke Harding, Moscow bureau chief of The Guardian.