Although accusations of 'Putinophobia' directed at the West received wide coverage.
Russia's state-run media almost entirely ignored the recent report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), more commonly known as the Panama Papers, despite the fact that the released documents mentioned close friends and associates of president Vladimir Putin.
Major free-to-air television networks, such as Channel One, Rossiya, Ren-TV and NTV, didn't even mention the controversy in their news desks, while state-controlled wire services Rossiya Segodnya and TASS provided only brief discussion of the report.
Oppositionist legislator Dmitry Gudkov demanded explanations for the brief and incomplete coverage of the "Panama Papers" from the state media. Dmitry Kiselev, head of Rossiya Segodnya, responded by saying he had no intention of discussing the organization's editorial policies with Gudkov.