A guide to the New East

Media in Russia has been undergoing major changes, with independent media outlets like Rain TV struggling for existence and government agencies like RIA Novosti being rapidly restructured. Recent local and global political tensions have heightened emotions and fomented divisions. To track the scale and complexity of these shifts we’ve put together this special guide to the new media landscape. From a foreign correspondents roundtable to expert commentary, interviews and infographics, this is a snapshot of a fast-moving situation.

Question time: what's the future for Russia's media?

Recent developments in both state-controlled and independent media have sparked fears of a bleak future for journalism in Russia. We asked a range of insiders and analysts what they thought

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View from: foreign correspondents roundtable

How Russia is seen outside its borders is largely shaped by its presentation in the media. And that is shaped by Moscow correspondents. We spoke to three leading Moscow-based journalists — Shaun Walker (The Guardian), Nataliya Vasilyeva (Associated Press) and Andrew Roth, (The New York Times) — about their relationship with Russia, accusations of Russophobia and the current tense situation

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Media compass: overview of a changing landscape


Who does what — and with what agenda — in the Russian media? Take a look at our (subjective) guide to Russia’s media landscape. Move your cursor over the dots for more information. Feel free to share your thoughts at the bottom of the page

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Timeline: Russian media in the 21st century

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