9 Jun 2018 19:19

Uskov fired as editor-in-chief of Russian edition of Forbes magazine

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - Nikolai Uskov has been fired as editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, and former Managing Editor Nikolai Mazurin has been appointed acting editor-in-chief.

"Nikolai Uskov has been relieved of his duties as Forbes editor-in-chief, and Nikolai Mazurin, who earlier occupied the post of the publication's managing editor, has been appointed acting editor-in-chief. The personnel decisions take effect on June 9," the ACMG publishing house said in a statement shared with Interfax on Saturday.

"This decision has been prompted by the unsatisfactory quality of Nikolai Uskov's work as editor-in-chief and his systematic violations of labor discipline and the 'non-competition' clause of the employment contract," the ACMG quoted its public relations director as saying in the statement.

"Nikolai [Mazurin] was among the pioneers of the Russian Forbes, and is well known in business and is an expert in business journalism. It should also be noted that he is the editor of Forbes' key ratings, including 'Top 200 Richest Businessmen in Russia', 'Top 200 Private Companies' and 'Top 50 Russian Celebrities'. Mazurin will be responsible for the work of the Forbes magazine editorial board and the Forbes.ru website and will continue to develop communications with medium-sized and large businesses," the statement says.