Starting January 1, 2017 Russia Direct will be moving to a new paid content model that includes a paywall for daily articles and content and a suspension of monthly reports. 

Founded in 2013, Russia Direct released more than 40 analytical reports on Russia. Photo: Russia Direct

Dear subscribers,

In 2015, when we first launched our new subscription-based offering, we viewed it as an experiment to see what was possible within a very narrow publishing niche. We gave it a chance to work, but regret to inform you that, starting January 1, 2017 Russia Direct will be moving to a new paid content model that includes a paywall for our daily articles and content and a suspension of our monthly reports.

This obviously impacts you as subscribers, and so we wanted to explain exactly what will happen to your subscription in 2017. As a paid subscriber, you will automatically be given free access to all content on the Russia Direct website for the remaining period of your subscription. You will also still be able to access all archive reports on the RD website free of charge.

As an alternative, you will also have the option to receive a refund for your subscription. However, if you choose this option, you will not then be able to access any free content on the Russia Direct site.

Of course, we hope that you will remain as subscribers in 2017. In an effort to be as transparent as possible, we are going to add a FAQ page to our website that completely explains what the new subscription model will mean for you. You can also contact us with your questions at: contact@russia-direct.org.

Thank you for your support and for being part of our dedicated group of readers. It has always been our privilege to serve you, and have you as part of our RD community.