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We are having a yuuuge impact

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Empowered citizens who contributed to making Russia Insider a runaway success have something to cheer about.  

What they made possible is a minor miracle.

<figcaption>Taming the corporate media beast</figcaption>
Taming the corporate media beast

1. We did what we said we would  

About 3,400 people from around the world who are fed up with the appalling, war-mongering, anti-Russian bias of the US and European media trusted us with a relatively modest sum in 2015, amounting to about $130,000, and we created an information sledgehammer which knocked a gaping hole into the Western media narrative.  This might be a world record in cost / benefit.

How did we do it?  Grit, Sweat, and Tears - a lot of people who very much care about this gave their time and passion and worked for free, or subsistence wages, to get the word out.  That is how.

(Current fundraiser here)

2. We are reaching A LOT of people

About 1 million people visit our site every month.  That is extraordinary, considering that we started as a small blog in Sept 2014 and have done everything on a shoestring.

Our material is widely picked up by other sites, meaning millions more read our articles every month.

We received over 50 million page views in 18 months.

Our Youtube channel received 37 million views last year, and 70 million minutes of watch time. It has 65,000 subscribers.

We have over 130,000 followers on social media.  Our posts and tweets have a reached tens of millions.

3. We double in size every 8 months or so

We do not see an end to this rapid growth anytime soon.  The Trump / Sanders phenomenon reflect a huge demographic waking up to the reality that they have been misled and poorly served by their media.

We’ve achieved critical mass and have broken out of the media blockade and are reaching a wider and wider audience.  

(Current fundraiser here)

4. We are having a yuuuge impact

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.  It is making a big difference.

5. The truth is winning.  This is no time to let up the pressure.

Russia Insider is as good an example of democratic citizen activism having an enormous effect as you are likely to find.  

The tide is turning, and we are an important part of this historic process.  

This is no time to let up.  On the contrary, we should nurture and support this phenomenon and thereby make the world a better place.

Go to the campaign!

Thank you for your support! 


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