Russia’s RBC Holding Names Two Ex-Tass Editors to Head Newsroom

RBC, a media group controlled by billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, named two editors from the state-run Tass news service to head its newsroom after the previous management stepped down in May.

Elizaveta Golikova and Igor Trosnikov, both deputy editors at Tass, will start on July 14, RBC said in an e-mailed statement on Thursday.

“In the next several months, they will determine and approve the structure of the newsroom and distribute roles within the newsroom’s management,” RBC said in the statement. “Editorial policy at RBC will continue to be based on objectivity, professionalism and quality.”

Three top editors, including editor-in-chief Elizaveta Osetinskaya, left RBC in May. The Kremlin had signaled to RBC’s owner repeatedly that it didn’t like some of its coverage, two people familiar with the matter said at the time. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said there was no reason to see pressure on RBC over its editorial policy.

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