This is the last ever update on this website.
(1) On the off chance that you are still not in the know, since January 2015 I have been blogging at The Unz Review.
Some of my main topics there are:
- Yes, Russia(n politics, demographics, etc)
- Evolutionary psychology and economics
Otherwise, please note that within a couple of weeks I will be setting up a site-wide redirect on Da Russophile to the corresponding posts at akarlin.
I will be doing the redirect because I want to maintain as few sites as possible due to efficiency, cost, and security reasons. After another year or so Da Russophile will be deleted entirely.
Don’t worry, the posts themselves won’t vanish. Everything that was ever posted here (or at theshort-lived Russian Spectrum translation project) will continue to live at akarlin under their respective project tags (DR, TRS).
Also feel free to check out The Best of Da Russophile, a static record of my Russia-related writings from 2008-2014.
Once again, thank you for being part of the Da Russophile phenomenon back when it was in full swing. Although I do not post near as much about Russia as I used to – partly because my interests have substantially moved on, partly because many other (better financed) operations have started up, and partly because I have become a lot more skeptical about the power of mass media in general to effect change (as opposed to think tanks and elite groups) – there are more Russia bloggers than ever before and many of the “Russophile” voices have even managed to become full-fledged alternate news organizations under the management of people like Charles Bausman, Kristina Kharlova, Peter Lavelle, and Gleb Bazov. And David Johnson of the JRL continues chugging along, reliable as ever.
Apart from the well known giants like RT and Sputnik, here are a few of the more prominent English language ones:
And the bloggers:
- Patrick Armstrong
- Mark Chapman
- Stephen Cohen
- John Helmer
- Bryan MacDonald
- Alexander Mercouris
- Paul Robinson
- Danielle Ryan
- Dmitry Trenin
Apologies for the many, many other news sites and bloggers I have missed out on. This isn’t meant to be comprehensive survey, but a mere jumping off point, and moreover one that will only be here from now until I redirect the site in a couple of weeks.