Google translateThis is probably the end of independent defence journalism in Russia: former and current Kommersant journalists are behind bars after the ex defence correspondent, Ivan Safronov, was arrested for "espionage".
Ivan should have been in the safe zone because he was part of the establishment - he had Gerasimov on speed dial, and had been through multiple CI checks for travelling abroad with the forces and Putin. Elena Chernenko, released a few minutes ago after being picked up for mounting a (completely legal) lone picket outside the Lubyanka protesting for Ivan, ditto - part of Lavrov's travelling press pack.
The whole system is drifting ever faster towards a Stalinist eating of its own.
Friends, thank you for the words of support, I am very touched. Everything is in order with me, I’m sitting in the police department along the Meshchansky river. Water and charging passed. Everything will be fine, I believe in it. Freedom @isafronov
Hopefully everything stays fine and doesn’t end up on the rising list of journalists