Journalist who puts question to Putin reports about order of regional government to dismiss her
Penza, 18 May 2019. PenzaNews. Journalist of the TV and radio company Express Angelica Paltseva, who had put a question to President of Russia Vladimir Putin of how the media could influence unscrupulous contractors, reported a call from the government of the Penza region to the media where she was employed with a so called order to dismiss her.
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The journalist informed head of the executive committee of the All-Russia People's Front Mikhail Razvozhaev about the situation as the official had promised to take care of media professionals that had made public problematic issues in different regions at a meeting with the head of the state at the media forum in Sochi.
"The first reaction of a regional government occurred in Penza. It was a call to the TV channel with an instruction to dismiss me. [...] On Monday I am going to have a meeting with the management. I am only guilty of my desire to be involved in changing lives of the population of our region for the better," Angelica Paltseva wrote in response to a corresponding message from Mikhail Razvozhaev on Instagram.
In turn, the head of the executive committee of APF offered to keep him informed.
"We will support you," he promised.
Earlier Angelica Paltseva wrote on her Instagram profile that her question to Vladimir Putin regarding the issue in Penza when an elderly couple – veterans of the Great Patriotic War – had actually become hostages of their flat on the sixth floor due to a failure to put lifts into operation by the time set in accordance with an overhaul programme, caused a negative reaction due to the fact that she allegedly "fouled her own nest".
"There's no other way. I hope this will change soon," she said.
According to the journalist of the TV and radio company Express, a call from above forbade to broadcast the story about the issue.
"It is funny and disgusting at the same time. I do not know what kind of a conversation I will have with the leadership on Monday. I hope for an adequate response. I hope for truth and justice," Angelica Paltseva added.