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We are about 8 professionals who are working hard to build a powerful media voice.
Since our start in 2014, we have made a huge difference, and changed the debate.
We continue to grow, and depend on you to continue.
Together, we can win!

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$314 USD - 31 Backers - Monthly Goal: $3000 - Days Left: 11

What is Russia Insider?     

What's happened is a minor miracle.

We are a movement:

  • Over 5,000 regular folks who are fed up with the appalling, war-mongering, anti-Russian bias of the neocon US and EU media, trusted us with a modest sum, so far amounting to about $250,000.
  • With it we built an information SLEDGEHAMMER and knocked a gaping hole in their narrative.  
    This might be a world record in cost vs. benefit.
  • We have a rapidly growing fallowing, well into the hundreds of thousands, who rely on our site daily.


How did we do it?

Grit, Sweat, and Tears.

Hundreds of people gave their time and passion and worked for free, or subsistence wages (and still do), to get the word out. 

We are reaching A LOT of people.

EVERY MONTH about 4 million people visit us across our combined platforms (see our stats below)

We have done all this on a shoestring budget.

We are widely picked up by other sites, meaning millions more read our articles every month.


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Charles Bausman, Editor.  Prior to RI Charles worked in private equity, specializing in Russian agribusiness.  From Greenwich, CT, USA, he lives in Moscow, and spends time in Berlin, Germany and Greenwich.


Riley Waggaman, Managing Editor, has written for The Huffington Post, CounterPunch, The Washington Times, True/Slant (the predecessor to Forbes’ blogging platform) and ThinkProgress. He is a former editor of  And he’s from Santa Monica, CA. 


David Curry, Business Manager, and his wife Lizzy live in a quiet town outside Moscow.  He is a US army veteran, and served in operation Iraqi Freedom.  His background is in business, theology, and film, and he's from Los Angeles, CA.


July 2017: 

4 million monthly unique visitors across all of our platforms: - Website, Facebook page, Youtube channel , Twitter.


  • 90 million views on Website
  • 100 million views on Youtube
  • 183,000 subscribers on Youtube
  • 117,000 followers on Facebook
  • 1 million comments
  • Ranked in the top 50 commenting sites worldwide for News and Politics category
  • 22,000 articles and videos published


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We are in talks with investors to expand the site, and are open to proposals. Please contact: 

Charles Bausman