RUSSIA INSIDER IS FIERCELY INDEPENDENT
READER-FUNDED, NEWS & ANALYSIS
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Watch our crowdfunding videos, they say it all...
Our first crowdfunding video, Spring 2014
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2. Russia Insider has broken into the top 100 sites worldwide for commenting volume and activity
3. Milestone: 81,000,000(!) hits to Russia-Insider.com
4. Milestone: 81,400,00(!) views on our YouTube channel subscribe
Reader-funded independent media is our most powerful weapon
Against their most powerful weapon:
The co-opted corporate media
SIX Corporations control 90% of everything you read, see and hear. Russia Insider's runaway success is part of a global awakening. We're taking our media back from the corporations.
What is Russia Insider?
A MOVEMENT - An alternative news publication, driven by regular folks and citizen journalists from all over the world, leading the fight for honest journalism taming the trillion dollar, co-opted corporate media beast.
What's happened is a minor miracle.
So far over 4,000 people from around the world, who were fed up with the appalling, war-mongering, anti-Russian bias of the US and European media, trusted us with a relatively modest sum, so far amounting to about $250,000.
With this money, we have created an information SLEDGEHAMMER which knocked a gaping hole into the Western media narrative. This might be a world record in cost vs. benefit.
How did we do it?
Hardcore Grit, Sweat, and Tears - like you wouldn't believe - hundreds of people, who care very much about this, gave their time and passion and worked for free, or subsistence wages (and still do), to get the word out. That’s how.
We are reaching A LOT of people
EVERY MONTH about 2 million people visit our site, and our YouTube gets about 4 million views. That is extraordinary, considering that we started as a small blog in 2014 and have done everything on a shoestring budget.
Our material is widely picked up by other sites, meaning millions more read our articles every month.
Website: Over 80.1 million page views in 28 months (lifetime)
YouTube channel: Over 8.14 million views this year, and we're up to 140k subscribers and counting. That means we're 2nd in the world for English language video content related to Russia. Yup.
Social media combined: 330,000+ followers. Our videos, pics, posts, and tweets reach well into the millions each and every week!
In November 2016 we broke into the top 100 sites for commenting volume and activity wordwide! We consider this a huge achievement because the discussion is everything.
We’ve achieved critical mass and have broken out of the media blockade and are reaching a wider and wider audience.
We do not see an end to this rapid growth anytime soon. The Trump / Brexit / fake news / censorship phenomenons reflect a huge demographic waking up to the reality that they have been misled and poorly served by the corporate media.
It is not just the numbers we are reaching, it is who is reading us. Top politicians, business leaders, and influential journalists are being influenced.. We are regularly cited across the media. Our contributors regularly appear on television. We are making a BIG difference.
- Hire more investigative journalists = more original content
- Create a podcast (still under construction)
- Develop video production (starting with a news & analysis show on YouTube)
We've got an incredible team
Charles has spent his career in finance, specializing over the last 8 years in agriculture investments in Russia and Ukraine. He comes from Greenwich, CT, USA. He is based in Moscow, and also spends time in Berlin, Germany and Greenwich. (More info)
Riley 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 Wonkette.com. He is from Santa Monica, CA. He is 27. (More info)
Dave and his wife Lizzy live in a quiet town outside Moscow. He is a US army veteran, and served in operation Iraqi Freedom. He comes from Los Angeles, CA, and grew up in upstate New York. (More info)
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