RD introduces its full editorial and creative team, shares achievements of the past year, and looks ahead to an exciting 2014.

Video by Pavel Inzhelevsky

Russia Direct would like to take this chance to wish our readers Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Launched in June 2013, RD is still a relatively new media project, but we pride ourselves on having such diverse and loyal readers. Thank you for being part of our success!

Behind the analysis and reports that you read daily on our platform stands a young and vibrant team of professionals, who do their best to bring to you high-quality and balanced information from and about Russia. Watch this video to get acquainted with our editorial team, the Layout and Design Departments, and our Multimedia and Illustration teams.

Russia Direct has ambitious plans for 2014, including a new RD Report on Sochi and a Brief with a year-ahead assessment of U.S.-Russia relations, both coming early next year. We will continue providing sophisticated analysis of global politics and Russian political affairs in 2014 and are looking forward to encouraging dialogue between readers around the world.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May 2014 bring you happiness and success!