Russia's 'The eXile' Returns

july 16, 2008  05:31 pm
The English-language alt-biweekly for Moscow's expat community was born anew this week as a webzine called The eXiled. "(O)ur job isn't done," says editor Mark Ames, who claims to have moved the publication's operations to Panama. "We've got a lot of bile yet to be pumped, a lot of unfinished business -- and thanks to our readers, we've got a little pot of money to fuel our insurgency against what we can only describe as 'the fucks.'" According to Ames, The eXile was closed last month when its investors pulled out and its editors fled the country after Russian authorities arrived at the paper's office and announced an "unplanned audit" of its editorial content.