Putin's Favorite Newspaper Sold

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  1. Patrick Armstrong

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    Doubt it. It usually takes a while to effect any reversal in editorial policy, as it typically requires bringing in new people; doubt Bezos will involve himself in that, as he seems to be basically apolitical.

    Amazon itself has very few links to Russia. It does not have a Russian national section (while countries like Brazil and Italy do), and the selection of Russian language material there is quite lacking relative to other languages. This is probably not too surprising, as Amazon has a lot of vigorous Russian competitors which are already established in Russia itself.

    But key point is that Russia is basically a third-tier priority for the company as a market.

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