What Did Putin Know, And When Did He Know It?

A media mogul's arrest has all Moscow guessing at its meaning

Big Brother, it seems, has returned to Russia. On June 13, media baron Vladimir A. Gusinsky was hauled off to Moscow's squalid Butyrskaya Prison by agents of the chief prosecutor's office. He was not formally charged, and his lawyer wasn't even allowed to visit until the next day. Gusinsky's independent NTV television station and other media properties have regularly and harshly criticized the Kremlin.

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