Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Eurasian Enigma: Russian News Media and Elections With Anna Veduta

March 27, 2018
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
This podcast originally appeared on the Davis Center website. 

Anna Veduta says she endured beatings by police while serving as press secretary for anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny’s 2013 Moscow mayoral campaign. Now she works for Meduza, a Riga-based Russian-language news site that is now available in English thanks to an ambitious translation effort. But while Meduza avoids Russian censorship in Riga, challenges remain. Veduta discusses how Russian-language independent media outlets struggle to survive both in Russia and abroad.

Photo by Kremlin.ru shared under a CC BY 4.0 license.