Anti-war articles criticizing Putin appeared on the pages of the publication, but were soon deleted. Reports of hacking of the site Lenta.ru were not confirmed.
The anti-war articles were posted by a group of editors of the publication without the approval of management. All materials were accompanied by a warning:
Disclaimer: this material is not agreed with the management, but for its publication the Presidential Administration [obscene, “will impose a penalty”], in other words: URGENTLY DO A SCREEN until it is deleted.
The editors reported that they did this intentionally. They also thanked Russian activists for their anti-war stance and asked for political asylum.
Some of these publications are available in the Web Archive. All articles have now been changed.