Russia is a place where a huge number of critically important stories are playing out in real time — and with a core editorial team of eight, there is no shortage of work to be done.
The country is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, making it ground zero for the unfolding climate crisis. Following a controversial vote, President Vladimir Putin now has the power to remain president until 2036. The city of Moscow is pioneering facial recognition surveillance systems that raise new questions of citizens’ rights to digital privacy.
At the same time, the challenges facing independent journalists here have never been greater, including politically motivated arrests, financial pressure, self-censorship and more.
Just last year, top journalists at the country’s leading independent business newspaper Vedomosti walked out after the installment of a new editor who banned them from publishing critical coverage of Putin and Gazprom. The pressure on independent journalists is real.
There is hope.
Those journalists from Vedomosti have since gone on to form a new media startup, VTimes, which is a partner to The Moscow Times.
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2021 started off with the Navalny saga — and with key elections in the fall, this promises to be another eventful year for Russia. With a dedicated multinational team of reporters and editors, we are ready to bring you the most critical Russia news as it happens.
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