Freedom of Speech in Russia NPR's Michele Kelemen reports from Moscow on concerns about freedom of speech in Russia. Following last month's submarine crisis, President Vladimir Putin's advisors have drawn up a 46 page document insisting that Russians and the international community have a right to "truthful" information about state policy. But some newspapers suggest that the document's language is too vague to be of any use. Meanwhile, other legal developments have solidified protection for environmental whistle-blowers.

Freedom of Speech in Russia

Freedom of Speech in Russia

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NPR's Michele Kelemen reports from Moscow on concerns about freedom of speech in Russia. Following last month's submarine crisis, President Vladimir Putin's advisors have drawn up a 46 page document insisting that Russians and the international community have a right to "truthful" information about state policy. But some newspapers suggest that the document's language is too vague to be of any use. Meanwhile, other legal developments have solidified protection for environmental whistle-blowers.