There's a big problem with Russia's media:

They have ill-served the needs of both civil society and market development, right from the start of the Russian Federation.

Just what is the problem? In a nutshell,

--The development of civil society is being retarded by the absence of true press freedom.

--Business growth is diminished by the ineffectualness of existing media advertising vehicles.

--Both civil society and business development are hindered by a media sector awash in a corrupt businsness culture.

To read more about these important issues, click on the following links:

Press Freedom Problems

Commercial Advertising Problems

The foregoing links contain a general descripton of a plan for normalizing Russia's media sector and for displacing its corrupt business culture. The Russian Media Fund stands ready to assist the Putin administration in implementing the plan.