Read this article first, on NPR about how GQ was blackmailed by the Russian government because of a story one of their reporters did on Russian corruption. GQ caved in and didn’t print the story online, nor in any of its international versions. It was printed only in the American version of the September issue, and even then buried deep in the issue, on page 246. It wasn’t even mentioned on the front cover, like many other stories are.
And then read the banned article, below.