Russia Insider

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A news aggregator that has alienated many earlier contributors.

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Started: September 2014
Founder: Charles Bausman

In its own words:
"Taming the corporate media beast"

Russia Insider, a news website launched in September 2014, reports on political and social affairs and claims to provide an alternative view to the mainstream news about Russia and country-related issues.[1] The website was founded and is driven by its editor Charles Bausman and volunteer contributors, at the beginning almost all based in Moscow,[2] reportedly to promote a better understanding of Russia. The website collects ('aggregates') news articles already published other places.

Honey trap accusations

A change in editorial line around 2015 (with accusations of Russia Insider being a honey trap by US intelligence services) led to a decided narrower focus on what was chosen for publication. Marko Marjanović, who previously was one of the editors of the site, left and set up his own news aggregator, the excellent, and several earlier formerly enthusiastic participants including the Saker, started boycotting the site.


Russia Insider has been criticised for being "pro-Russian" and "pro-Kremlin".[3][4][5][6][7][8]


Documents sourced from Russia Insider

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Russia is a Bangladesh with missilesarticleSerbia
Madeleine Albright
22 April 2016Madeleine Albright
Eduard Limonov
Insulting comments by Madeleine Albright about Vladimir Putin and Russia, responded to in kind by Eduard Limonov
Document:The New Silk Road Will Go Through SyriaArticleIran
Golan Heights
13 July 2017Pepe EscobarBeijing is working non-stop for the Iran-Iraq-Syria triumvirate to become a key hub in the New Silk Road (OBOR). Any bets against a future, booming Shanghai-Latakia container route?
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