Don’t give up.
You still have Meduza.
In rough times, we need your support more than ever. Together, we’ll never give up. Thank you for standing with us, shoulder to shoulder.
Here’s our tiny but mighty Meduza in English team!
For security reasons, we can’t show our Russian editorial team anymore
The Russian authorities have designated Meduza as a “foreign agent,” blocked our website, shattered our crowdfunding inside Russia, and banished our journalists. Even now, they threaten to lock up our reporters. Despite all this, Meduza remains Russia’s biggest independent news source with millions of readers across the country.
Our app can circumvent Russian censorship. Our freelance correspondents continue to report from on the ground using guerilla tactics. The state’s pressure and threats haven’t intimidated a single journalist at Meduza.
It seemed impossible, but we’ve done it. And throughout it all, we’ve told the truth about the war. This honesty is precisely why the Russian authorities outlawed Meduza in January 2023. Our readers and anyone involved in our reporting can be imprisoned for things as basic as granting us an interview or simply posting hyperlinks to our articles. Of course, the most severe punishment is reserved for those who support Meduza financially.
That’s why your support — the support of Meduza’s global audience — is now essential. We need your participation to keep doing our jobs. Meduza’s devoted professionals are in the field and at their desks every day, working for the future of a free Russia and a strong, independent Ukraine.
The Kremlin wants to destroy Meduza. It’s failed many times, and it will fail again. So long as we have friends, we’re not going anywhere. And our readers are the friends we need now.
Thousands of people already support Meduza financially. Join them today.
Если у вас российское гражданство, или вы живете в России, или даже просто собираетесь ездить туда, подумайте о своей безопасности перед тем, как оформить пожертвование «Медузе». Российские власти преследуют тех, кто нам помогает.
Please, think about your safety before you support Meduza. If you’re a Russian citizen, or you live in Russia or even plan to visit the country, please consider your personal safety before donating to Meduza. The Russian authorities prosecute those who support our work.
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Please consider sharing on social media that you’ve donated. When it comes to convincing your friends and followers to support Meduza, you’re the best advocate there is.
How can I cancel my subscription?
You can cancel your subscription at any time. Just email us at [email protected]. Your subscription will be cancelled within 24 hours. You can also contact the Stripe Payment System at [email protected] in case you have any further questions.
How can people in Russia still read Meduza?
Despite the fact that our website has been blocked, we’ve managed to retain most of our audience there. In fact, most of our audience is still in Russia.
Here’s how we’re doing now:
- Meduza.io: 9,000,000 readers, every month
- Telegram: 1,188,000 subscribers
- Instagram: 991,000 followers
- Twitter: 1,500,000 followers
- iOS and Android: 1,500,000 downloads
- YouTube: 575,000 subscribers
- Newsletters: 200,000 subscribers
Frequently asked questions
What if I want to change the payment amount or billing date?
No problem! Just email us at the same address: [email protected]. You should also email us if you get a new credit card and want to update your billing information.
Can you send me the paperwork for a tax credit?
Unfortunately, we can’t. We are registered as a commercial media company (SIA Medusa Project), not as an NGO or charitable organization.
Is it safe to share my bank card details with Meduza?
We do not store any bank account or payment data on our servers. All debit transactions are encrypted and processed through the secure and reliable payment service “Stripe.” In addition, our crowdfunding page doesn’t have any of the scripts that are used on the rest of Meduza’s website — it’s not even connected to Google Analytics
Will my email address get leaked?
No. Meduza won’t store your email address; it will only be registered in the secure payment system.
Why is supporting Meduza so important right now?
The Kremlin has forced many independent media outlets to close, while the rest are no longer covering the war in Ukraine. The authorities have destroyed Russia’s media landscape in just ten days. Only a handful of publications have refused to comply with the demands of the Russian authorities and continue to do their work despite the risks. Meduza is the only major publication among them.
Why didn’t the Russian authorities just shut down Meduza?
Well, they tried. Since May 2021, Meduza’s been labeled a “foreign agent” by the Russian government, which has also tried to block our website locally and close down our channels on social media. We were forced to evacuate our bureau in Russia, as our employees there were at risk of criminal prosecution for reporting basic facts about the invasion of Ukraine. We’ve survived because Meduza was always headquartered outside Russia precisely because of the authorities’ hostility to independent journalism. And now we must seek financial support outside of Russia, as well.
Can people from Russia still read Meduza?
Yes. Despite the fact that our website has been blocked, we’ve managed to retain most of our audience there. Russian Internet users are getting used to using VPN services to access blocked websites (it’s not just Meduza — even Twitter and Facebook are officially blocked). And our audience on social media and other platforms has grown significantly since the February 2022 invasion.
Why should I contribute to Meduza?
Your contribution fuels our work to keep our millions of readers informed about Russia and its actions in the war. Together, we will make Kremlin propaganda as ineffective as possible, helping the chances of a sooner peace.
Also, thanks to your support, there exists Meduza in English, which connects a global audience to our journalists’ most important news coverage and analysis.
What else can I do?
Besides donating, we ask our readers to spread the word about Meduza. You can share links to our English-language stories, encourage your friends to sign up for our daily newsletter, and recommend our podcast, The Naked Pravda. You can also follow Meduza on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
If you know someone in Russia, make sure they know how to access Meduza. All the information about that process is available in this Google Doc. Anyone can also follow us on Telegram.
If you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions, you can contact us here: [email protected].