Rambler&Co launches InRussia publication about Russia in English
On 23rd November the Rambler&Co group of companies introduces the publication InRussia, telling readers about Russian culture and society in the English language
The InRussia site publishes original video materials and texts, and also collaborative projects with foreign, federal and regional publications, professional communities and organizations. In InRussia’s focus is the people, ideas and phenomena that determine the country’s cultural context.
"It is a site for everyone who is interested in Russia, its people, its culture," says Shakhri Amirkhanova, InRussia’s publisher. "For everybody who is working with us InRussia is, first of all, a platform for open conversation, a platform where one can get to know creative people and their newest work. We are united by the idea of an opportunity to have genuine discussion about our country, about ourselves and our culture. We are not building an editorial office in a traditional way, we don’t divide ourselves into characters and authors; we’re creating a society."
In the Films section InRussia introduces works by young documentary makers. Aside from the materials created together with InRussia, short films will also be available - those which were already well-received at festivals and student screenings. InRussia is planning to create an online archive of young Russian documentaries. The launch will feature a presentation of the film Ladno-horosho (Nice-good): a musical documentary by Alexandra Kulak about a village in the Vologda region.
The People section is a place for direct speech of artists, writers, scientists and musicians. Heroes of street art from Nizhny Novgorod, activists for the preservation of architectural valuables from the Moscow region, an ethnographer travelling around Kabardino-Balkariya - all speak out about their personal experience, stories and discoveries made on their travels.
In the Ideas section one can read texts by contemporary Russian and foreign researchers of modernity, get to know the views of those producing new meanings and technologies. The section will be opened with the publication of two conversations: one with philosopher Boris Groys, the other with programmer Artyom Rodichev.
The British Council, Public Opinion foundation, Stereotactic agency and Moscow School of New Cinema took part in the work on the first materials for InRussia.