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Investigating Money and Power, Prokhorov's RBC Seen in Firing Line

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MOSCOW -- Just a few years ago, Russian media group RBC had its own reputation to worry about.

It had acknowledged notoriety for taking payments to publish erroneous reports and hidden advertising, known locally as dzhinsa, in its coverage of politics and business.

But it's since become one of Russia's most trusted outlets shedding light on the nexus of money and power, even peering deep inside President Vladimir Putin's circle of friends and, it appears, family.

Now, a barrage of national TV reports casting billionaire RBC owner Mikhail Prokhorov in a harsh light as well as raids on a clutch of his companies have led to speculation that the Kremlin is unhappy with the independent editorial tack his media group has taken.

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Investigating Money and Power, Prokhorov's RBC Seen in Firing Line

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