A Hero of Independent Media

The founder of Glasnost died yesterday but so did one of Glasnost’s staunchest defenders

Paul Greenberg

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Maria “Manana” Aslamazyan in Siberia, 1993

Everyone I know who traveled to the former Soviet Union and worked there during that all-too-brief window of openness in the 1990s had someone watching their back. For me that person was Manana Aslamazyan. On August 30th, 2022 she was blindsided by a car in Yerevan…

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Paul Greenberg

New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish as well as The Climate Diet and Goodbye Phone, Hello World paulgreenberg.org