10 Mar 2022 19:35

Esquire magazine closes in Russia

MOSCOW. Moscow 10 (Interfax) - The Russian editor-in-chief of the Esquire magazine has announced its closure. The April issue will be the last.

"The brand owner Hearst has decided to revoke the license for the publication of the magazine in Russia. Thus, the Esquire April issue will be its last," Sergei Minayev said on Telegram.

He thanked the editors and readers who over the past five and a half years had been essential to carrying out a whole host of digital projects and conducting four Esquire Weekend festivals.

"I always told our editors: every issue must be done as if it were the last. So that later it is nothing to be ashamed of. And now, in front of you is really our last issue. On the cover: Eduard Limonov, which is symbolic," Minayev said.

Esquire is a monthly magazine founded in the United States in 1933. The first Russian issue came out in April 2005. Its first editor-in-chief was Filipp Bakhtin. Minayev has headed up the magazine since October 2016.