Life in Russia changed forever on February 24 — and The Moscow Times has felt this to its core. As the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues, sinking Russia further into isolation not seen since the Soviet era, it is more important than ever to keep independent reporting alive.
The Moscow Times has operated from Moscow for the past 30 years. As Russia’s oldest independent English-language media, we have always worked to give the world an unbiased perspective on Russian life and politics.
But as Russia has tightened its grip on the free press — blocking outlets that call the war a “war” and passing a law criminalizing “fake news” about the offensive — our team has had to leave the country.
Amid the crackdown as well as a flood of disinformation exacerbated by hundreds of journalists fleeing Russia, it is more important than ever to provide the global community with accessible and informative stories about the region and offer a nuanced view free of stereotypes and prejudices.
Despite the unprecedented challenges, The Moscow Times continues to cover Russia — but we need your support.
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