Free Media Awards 2013
Alexander Golts - Russia

Alexander Golts (b. 1955) is a political commentator and acting editor-in-chief of the critical online newspaper Ezhenedelny Zhurnal (

He is an outstanding communicator on issues involving armament and the armed forces, which is sensitive terrain for a journalist to navigate in Russia.

Despite years of resistance and attacks, Golts has continued to abide by the principle of remaining faithful to the facts. His strength lies in his level-headed analytical presentations.

Golts’ deeply appreciated articles about the evolution of Russian domestic and foreign policy are available in English in the Moscow Times (

Alexander Golts was nominated by Klaus-Helge Donath, a Russia correspondent for taz.