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1. We are now on Patreon! SIGN UP NOW!

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2. Russia Insider has broken into the top 100 sites worldwide for commenting volume and activity WORLDWIDE!

3. Million-Mark-Milestone: 88,000,000(!) hits to

4. Million-Mark-Milestone: 86,000,00(!) views on our YouTube channel subscribe



Reader-funded independent media is our most powerful weapon

Against their most powerful weapon:

The co-opted international 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.

Some stats:

Website: Over 88 million page views in 32 months (lifetime)

YouTube channel: Over 86 million views this year, and we're up to 160k subscribers and counting. That means we're 2nd in the world for English language video content related to Russia. Yup.

Social media combined: 400,000+ followers.  Between our videos, pics, article posts, and tweets, we 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.

Ad revenue only covers about half of our overhead. The rest comes from donations crowdfunded from people like you. The more donations, the more we grow. It's that simple, this is real reader-funded citizen-journalism. Our finances are public, you can see our latest audit here.
Our goal:
  1. Hire more investigative journalists = more original content
  2. Create a podcast (still under construction)
  3. Develop video production (starting with a news & analysis show on YouTube)
If anyone is interested in helping with audio or video production, please write to our campaign manager David Curry at [email protected]        

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  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.  His background is in business and film and he's from Los Angeles, CA.  (More info)

We can take tax deductible non-profit donations over $1,000 USD  

We have partnered with a US 501 (c) (3) so if you are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution ($1k min), information is below the payment option at the top of the page. For questions, please contact our campaign manager, David Curry at [email protected]

It's not just about funding 

It's about the number of people that support us. Even just a dollar makes a difference, because the more of us engage, the stronger the message we send. It gets reported in the media. It convinces others to donate. It snowballs.                

Can't even give a dollar? 

Then SHARE the campaign with friends and family! You can also support us by liking our pages, following, and subscribing on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! Our total tweets, Facebook likes, and YouTube subscribers also get reported in the media. It shows the level of support out there.  It really helps!  It could trigger a contribution from someone else.

And finally, we made this video just for you, so enjoy!




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