The media situation in Russia we have already painted over in broad strokes. As bad as the situation was with the news media outside of the government-controlled state channels, the situation with the entertainment media was only marginally better. Unlike the news media, the entertainment media has not been shut down and purged over the last couple of weeks. And yet, many of the big names of Russia’s entertainment industry have fled the country. Were they right to do so? Did they suspect a purge was in the works? Who knows — without insider information we can only watch the developments continue to unfold and see if their suspicions were well founded.