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Why Is GQ Scared of Russia?

In September’s GQ, veteran reporter Scott Anderson investigated bombings that killed hundreds in Russia in 1999. But you wouldn’t know that if you lived in Russia, or looked for the story online. GQ’s publisher Conde Nast sent a note out saying that the article, “Vladimir Putin’s Dark Rise to Power,” should not be distributed in the country it profiles. No mention of Anderson’s piece appears on the magazine’s cover and so far, it can’t be found online. "It was quite mysterious to me," Anderson told NPR. "All of a sudden, it became clear that they were going to run the article but they were going to try to bury it under a rock as much as they possibly could."