This was the backup blog of La Russophobe, a Russia blog which was originally hosted on Google’s Blogger network. That blog was born in April 2006 had been visited well over 280,000 times and received over 400,000 page views and more than 4,000 comments since it was created over two years before. Because of massive technical problems on (and caused by) Google’s server, we relocated here in August 2008 and we are delighted with our new home on WordPress.
We are a Not-for-Profit Russia blog recording the rise (and hopefully fall) of the Neo-Soviet Union. We are the #1 independent English-language Russia politics blog in the world. No independent Russia politics blog in English has close to as much daily traffic as we do, and no blog in the English language draws close to as many reader comments or links from other blogs. When you join us as a reader or contributor, you join the struggle for democracy in Russia.
We were founded in April 2006 by Kim Zigfeld, who is now the Russia correspondent for Pajamas Media and a columnist for Russia! magazine. Our blog has been linked-to by such powerful institutions of mainstream media as the Associated Press, the Moscow Times and the Washington Post, among many others.
We are team blog, the work product of many dedicated and talented people working for a common goal: To see Russia become a prosperous, democratic, contributing member of the world community — rather than the scourge, blight and nuisance that it is now.
We publish issues on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, often releasing the issue a day in advance, and we sometimes publish intervening “Special Edition” posts to address breaking developments.
Reader comments and submissions are always welcome and appreciated. Be sure that you will always receive the three “R’s” — response, recognition and reward (or retribution) — when you write La Russophobe.
We welcome contributions from readers and can publish anonymously upon request.
Our creed: You don’t really know Russia unless you read La Russophobe!
Our motto: Russia is the best country in the world . . . except for all the others.
Our slogan: “Что-то типа Новой Газеты на английском языке.” (that means: “Something like Novaya Gazata, only in English.” A Russian blogger wrote that about us, and we’re delighted he did!
This blog does not accept financial contributions in any amount from any source for any reason. There is no paid advertising nor any possibility of financial gain from the publication of any material appearing on the blog.
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