IHT Launches Moscow-Produced Edition

07 February 2006

   MOSCOW - The International Herald Tribune has become the first international daily newspaper to be printed in Moscow.
    The debut marks a joint venture between IHT owner, the New York Times Company, and Finnish media conglomerate SanomaWSOY [WAMN: 12-Jan-06]. The latter also publishes The Moscow Times, an English-language newspaper that appears Mondays through Fridays and has a reputation for hard-hitting news and feature stories often eschewed by an increasingly Kremlin-compliant Russian press.
    Says SanomaWSOY spokesman Derk Sauer: "This will be the first time in Russian history that an international newspaper like the IHT will be published daily in Moscow, providing Russians and expatriates alike with global news at a time when freedom of speech is hotly discussed in Russia."