Novaya Gazeta is known for its investigative journalism. The newspaper is one of few in Russia that publish articles critical of Russian government policy. Last year, Novaya Gazeta was awarded the Four Freedoms Award for Freedom of Speech.
Journalist Anna Politkovskaya, wrote for Novaya Gazeta until her assassination in 2006.
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is one of the shareholders, while the reporters controls 51 percent of the shares.