News & information - English-language sources
Several English-language options offer excellent windows into daily
news from Russia.
English-language News on Russia
Moscow Times. A leading independent English-language daily
newspaper published in Russia since 1992.
- Russia Profile.org. Russia-related information service produced by the RIA Novosti News Agency, which although state-funded is one of the more independent and innovative of the mainstream online news sources.
- RIA Novosti (English-language edition). Sponsored by the federal government, but know (at least in its Russian version) for its independent streak.
- Russia Beyond the
Headlines. A project sponsored by the government-owned Российская
whose stated mission is "to present significant facts and ideas that
fall under the 'radar screen' of major international news outlets."
Clearly biased toward the official Russian perspective on national and
world news. (Merged with RIA Novosti in Summer 2012).
- Gazeta.ru (English-language edition). One of the more successful and independent online Russian news publications, set up in the format of a news blog (with generous use of photographs and opinions).
- Johnson's Russia List. An astounding compilation of press coverage and opinions from news outlets and specialists worldwide, all translated into English and archived thematically and chronologically. The daily email newsletter may be the single best English-language resource for students of Russia.