Russia Direct became one of several Russian media outlets to share content with the UK newspaper The New East network.
The Guardian's The New East network is a collaboration between the Guardian and a series of specialist sites writing from and about the 15 countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union. Photo: www.theguardian.com/world/series/new-east-network
Russia Direct has joined with The Guardian's The New East network to share content, including original articles, blog posts and videos, with the aim of expanding the range of voices reporting about the post-Soviet world.
“The Russia Direct team is excited to start this partnership as we are sure that this will be beneficial for readers, both of Russia Direct and The Guardian,” said Ekaterina Zabrovskaya, editor-in-chief of Russia Direct.
“We are honored that such a respected newspaper as the Guardian has selected us to become their partner in its New East network,” adds Russia Direct’s Executive Editor Pavel Koshkin.
Russia Direct editors believe that the partnership will allow many Russian experts and their foreign counterparts to reach a larger audience.
The New East editor Judith Soal adds: "We're pleased to have joined forces with Russia Direct, our latest partners on the New East network. The network was launched in 2014 to expand the coverage and debate about the post-Soviet region, in a crucial time of its history. We are delighted to have Russia Direct on board."
The Guardian, which hosts The New East network, consistently attracts an audience of over 120 million monthly unique browsers [Source: ABC Digital] and it is hoped that the partnership will also diversify Russia Direct's content, providing its readers with an opportunity to find more insightful analysis and opinions from foreign journalists and experts.
The New East network includes many respected media outlets and think tanks, including the Moscow Times, The Calvert Journal, Carnegie Moscow Center, EUARSIA Ponars, Meduza and others.
More about the Guardian's New East Network:
The New East network is a collaboration between the Guardian and a series of specialist sites writing from and about the 15 countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union. Together with its partners the network hopes to expand the conversation about the region that its calls the New East, and move beyond the polarised debate of East vs. West. It features articles from its partners as well as the Guardian’s correspondents, commissions exclusive pieces from regional experts and republishes interesting work from around the web — often translating local languages into English as well as some of its work into Russian.
More about Russia Direct:
Russia Direct is an English-language expert-oriented publication on Russian foreign policy, domestic politics and economy founded in 2013. It produces analytical articles, expert interviews, book reviews and monthly reports. Four reports are distributed as print supplements to Foreign Policy magazine each quarter. The goal of Russia Direct is to create a platform for dialogue between Russian and international experts and decision makers and to provide a more nuanced understanding of Russia's position on global matters and developments inside the country.