Former Vedomosti journalists launch new media outlet

Ex-Vedomosti senior editors and journalists are launching a new media project, “VTimes,” with the aim to continue Vedomosti’s tradition of independent journalism and editorial objectivity, reports The Moscow Times.

“More than ever before Russia needs independent sources of information that can be trusted and platforms for the free exchange of opinions and professional expertise,” Alexander Gubski, one of the project’s founders and the former deputy editor at Vedomosti, said.

In addition, numerous former experts and columnists who wrote for Vedomosti have confirmed their cooperation with VTimes.

Derk Sauer, Vedomosti’s founder and the publisher of The Moscow Times, will act as adviser for the new venture.

Vedomosti is a business newspaper in Moscow.