The newspaper Moskovskii komsomolets, which had built a reputation for reporting that is aggressive and sometimes critical of the authorities, wholeheartedly supported Boris Yeltsin before the presidential election. That stance led one of the paper's most prominent reporters, Aleksandr Minkin, to complain that the paper had betrayed its readers and resorted to self-censorship. Laura Belin spoke with Minkin on 8 }uly in Moscow.

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