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Under Communism, the Russian city of Zarechny did not officially “exist.” The public wasn’t informed of such “closed cities” until 1986, with more than one million people having lived in places that were not even on the map. Slowly, they are being “opened up.” Photographer Ksenia Yurkova, featured in The Calvert Journal, went to Zarechny to document the daily life […]

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We know that Russia Today aka “RT” is a ridiculous front for Kremlin propaganda. We know about Putin’s massive crackdown across the Russian media landscape. What’s left? Calvert Journal has published a comprehensive “media compass” in the style of New York Magazine’s approval matrix, ranking the left-over outlets from lowbrow to highbrow and state-controlled to independent. Turns […]

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