Would you like to know which ones are they that Russia's biggest media international internet and in Spanish language?
Do you want to know my personal opinion?
Well, this is a topic I know quite a bit, and I am the owner of russianlover.site *** THE BEST WEBSITE ON RUSSIA *** (From the world world!)
Hahahaha, well, modesty apart, this is not what I say, says Mr. Google (at least in 2020)
Thanks Google for positioning Russian Lover on the frontline and ahead of 199.000.000 results on Russia
What a punch, huh?
Anyway, this Google although it is illusion, is merely algorithmic.
Also, today I will talk about the largest websites about governmental Russia.
But you better call them russian media although its online presence is also through a web portal that may resemble (saving distances) to Russian Lover.
With this I already clarify a doubt that many people have and can create a lot of confusion.
Even sometimes I receive criticism on social networks that I am accused of promoting Russian propaganda and strange things ...
Russian Lover is a personal project, an online hobby, here there are neither employees, nor financing of any kind, nor multimillion-dollar agreements, political interests, nor commercial, nor conspiracy nonsense bla bla bla…
(Hey, if you're reading this and you're a Russian tycoon, you can contribute your millions of rubles to Russian Lover that will be more than welcome, for the record, but without any corrupt policies and interests, what a horror ...)
Although this project does not match a mass media, Russian Lover occupies a good position in the world's first million websites in the Alexa Ranking, with thousands of monthly visitors from almost every country in the world.
And the results are not bad, really.
Many times I think that with the money that some great media spend on staff, salaries, millionaire infrastructure, advertising, resources (mostly useless) ...
That of things I could do here ... Miracles!
But the world is unfair and poorly distributed, we know that.
By the way, if it's your first time in Russian Lover, I introduce myself:
My name is Oriol FJ, I am the creator of russianlover.site and since 2013 I live in Moscow.
One day I decided to open a blog about Russia since I wanted to communicate in Spanish and show life in the biggest country in the world.
If you are one of those who wonder, why do I do this?
You already have the answer ...
Well, Russian Lover is this, a simple personal blog dedicated to Russia.
Surely you also have some page of something and you spend time.
And you do it because you like it!
In this case, Russian Lover, as it already has a notable audience, because more than blog, I prefer to use the word web, I think it is something already more developed or portal, but nothing of media.
And far from massive. (For the moment…)
Russian Lover is characterized by its independent personal vision and freedom, which you will not see in any of the great online media of Russia that I will speak in this post.
However good and famous they may be, the government media of any country are in any case politicized yes or yes and the people who are involved in them or work for them, since they are workers working, be redundant.
To the point, that I roll as usual ...
In this post I will give you my personal opinion about each Russian media and my personal relationship with it, not wikipedia information with statistical data and so on ...
I am going to describe Russia's most famous news websites only from my subjective point of view.
What do you think?
Will Putin's media for a Russianlover be good or bad?
You'll see it right now!
THE LARGEST RUSSIAN INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PORTALS IN SPANISH
As I quote in this title, these are Russia's largest international media in Spanish, but they are also available in English and dozens of other world languages.
The influence they have is brutal in some cases.
The list is not very long, for me there are only three notable Russian media: RUSSIA TODAY (RT), SPUTNIK AND RUSSIA BEYOND THE HEADLINES (RBTH)
Do you know any of them?
Russia Today or in Spanish RUSSIA TODAY and with the famous abbreviated acronym RT, it is the largest Russian online communication medium of international character and translated into almost all languages.
RT is not purely an online internet medium, but an informative monster with its own production capacity and global television broadcast channels.
In Spain and Latin America it has great influence and has a large budget and resources that allow it to cover global news, with its own mobile units, sending its own reporters, filming exclusive pieces, unpublished interviews to famous people and creating a lot of information and material own graphic that is difficult to find in any other global medium.
In fact, Russia Today likes to promote information from a different point of view of the Western media, often making it appear that they are an almost alternative medium and taking out the colors of more than one country showing the counter-truth.
They even have white-label type logos and subdivisions that are difficult to identify as RT but that have a lot of presence on YouTube and social networks.
RT dominates information about Russia on a global level.
His influence, more than great, is brutal.
Personally I do not usually follow the news of RT because they are even too sensational and often use the cheeky clickbait to attract attention, but really on other occasions the only source of reliable and original information can be RT.
The amount of information is immense.
But in the end, the news is news and in RT the political interests are overwhelming and three people sing so I am not too interested in daily consumption.
And do not be confused, I have nothing against it, I consider that RT is a medium of high quality and where many high-level professionals really work.
I would like to highlight his most cinematographic and documentary section, which is my thing. It is also the least known but it is of surprising quality.
RT has the best documentaries and reports of Russia ever and for having, filmed with absolute exquisiteness and cause awareness. His way of filming is of authentic classic film school.
In any of his documentaries you can feel the time, emotions and conflict of his characters.
In Russian Lover I usually share many pieces of RT video in my articles.
In fact, when I arrived in Russia, I was a very fan of RT and even approached the mobile units to ask them questions, ask me photos and even deliver my resume.
Once I got in touch with a head of the audiovisual department by phone in order to get a job, but at that time my level of Russian was not very good and the Russian section to which I wanted required a good fluency speaking this language.
It was not my case ...
So they advised me study Russian conscientiously to be able to work with them one day because they liked my curriculum. I always say it, without Russian in Russia you are very limited.
By the way, RT has job vacancies which constantly updates for foreigners and many of them for Spanish speakers. In them you should not be so difficult to enter and do not usually pay badly for the country level.
I always say that the media is a good option for employment in Russia in the first instance.
Being Russian government companies they have very easy the issue of fixing bureaucratic papers and issues to foreigners who want to legalize in Russia.
The SPUTNIK media and its subdivision dedicated to the Hispanic public SPUTNIK WORLD, is part of a giant information conglomerate called RIA NOVOSTI.
Another monster I will extend more because I have had more relationship with them.
We can consider that this Russian information portal (purely online) follows the wake of Russia Today although with a much smaller budget and focusing mainly on influencing the Latin world and also Spain.
Although they write and publish on any topic of interest and current affairs, the main mission is global positioning and political vision.
It's funny because they rival Russia Today directly, but the truth is that they are funded by the same owner, so I would say that Sputnik is another informative brand of the Russian government.
Precisely, in this medium I worked a year of my life as a video editor coinciding with the World Cup in Russia.
The best World Cup ever if you have doubts!
In fact, I opened the Sputnik YouTube channel and I mounted hundreds of videos that got their first thousands of subscribers.
The surprising thing is that I enjoyed a lot of freedom, so even if I tell you that these are means of the Russian government, the truth is that they never gave me any kind of political guidelines or anything like that.
On the contrary, they worked a lot from neutrality, and well, as I was the first editor of the section in Spanish, the truth is that towards what I wanted and around me there were no experts who dominated neither the audiovisual technology nor the audiovisual narrative.
In this regard, RT is light years from Sputnik and that is why I consider it a much more interesting medium for those who have professional ambitions in the video or film sector.
Another thing that I liked about Sputnik and in this case, much better than Russia Today, is that they did not use budget for paid advertising with PPC services such as Facebook Ads. So all its reach was organic and deserved.
This is amazing and deserves supreme applause!
I left Sputnik when my work was already too routine, without expectations and I no longer felt so free or creative.
I also have to say that it burns the world quite a bit ...
As for the quality of Sputnik's articles, then there are many professional journalists from all over the world that give the environment a distinctive touch and perhaps, in some cases, more intellectual than RT.
But again I insist, the news is news, and these media are news factories that expire in two days without more.
People also come and go.
The cool thing in Sputnik is that both Spanish, Venezuelans, Colombians, Brazilians etc lived together ...
It is a good social experience that I recommend.
Another interesting fact is that Sputnik is the internet successor of the classic and extinct THE VOICE OF RUSSIA.
It was a shame that they closed this company that had an incredible reputation related to global broadcasting and worked very qualified people.
In this medium, specifically in an online forum for global discussion (GLOBAL DISCUSSION FORUM) and in the reader's letters section I wrote, not tens but HUNDRED (it is said soon) opinion pieces.
So I started practicing with the writing without being a journalist and I even remember that with an article about the hypothetical Third World War I broke the record for shared with many thousands of them and a brutal reach of hundreds of thousands of people.
In Sputnik I also broke a record with millions of visits with a video that I mounted, although it was a silly news of a bodybuilder who did not make me too excited. Then I think another video about climate change also petted him.
But we can say that my apprenticeship in The Voice of Russia, the predecessor of Sputnik, was my school and teacher that I guess personally prompted me to create my current Russian Lover project.
That's why I always encourage you that if you have experience in something, desire to work and personal voice, you can create an online project as Russian Lover, because apart from that you will have your own voice, you can even monetize it and earn some money without others remaining with the fruit of your efforts and creativity.
Also, if you have your blog or promote your personal brand, it will not be unusual for media like Sputnik to contact you and offer you work.
At least, that happened with me.
It is a fish that bites the tail.
And remember that reputation is always more important than money.
In short, Sputnik is a good online media that I also love, where I met good people and I also recommend it for foreigners looking for work in Russia.
RUSSIA BEYOND ES
Russia Beyond The Headlines It is his full name, although it is usually known by its acronym RBTH or simply Russia Beyond.
I have left this medium for last, but sincerely it has always been my favorite.
Although it is also funded by the Russian government, the objective of this project is not so much to politicize information but to discover Russia, its culture and its tradition as it is.
So it is the great Russian media to consider if you really want to know Russia for real.
We can say that Russia Beyond is the largest website about Russian culture and current affairs that exists, 100% about Russia and a website without direct commercial intentions, or policies, or advertising or distractions.
A true gift from Russia to the world and for beauty lovers.
And it is that not only its content is amazing, but its always minimalist and clean editorial line that invites you to immerse yourself in the Russian world.
AND NOT! They haven't paid me to advertise them.
In fact, I tried to collaborate with them by writing to them more than once, and in some cases they even valued my work and asked me for my personal opinion when they launched their new magazine Destino Russia.
But then they ignored me a little XD.
Anyway, without rancor, because it is an equally great medium.
I am also one of those who thinks that if you do things right, you don't need to call anyone.
They will call you when they need it!
Although if something has cost me in Russia is to make deals with companies, especially with entities of the Russian government.
They just go through everything!
Nobody moves a finger for anything.
I don't talk about RBTH but in general.
From the ministry of culture, to film studios, tourist offices ...
If they are not going to get pasta, they ignore you.
Altruistic collaborations, even if you promote their country.
And the patriotic feeling stays in the Red Square on May 9 and little else!
And here lies also the main drawback of Russia Beyond ... (some inconvenience should have, to find one)
RBTH is still an organization with marked guidelines and cannot do what they want like me, Russian Lover))
Well, I can not do what I want, because among other things I do not have a budget and possibilities like all these great media and I am even forced to put publicity and other things that I do not like to be able to subsist, but time to weather.
In the end, the most important thing is to freely give an opinion and express it.
Well, I admire all the Russian media that I give them a high approval, especially if we compare them with the Spanish media that are not worth more than a pickled cucumber and directly insult human intelligence.
CONCLUSIONS ON RUSSIAN MEDIA
As my personal conclusion, Russia Beyond ES is the best Russian media with the greatest soul and perfectly compatible for Russianlovers.
So do not forget to visit their website!
Another personal opinion I have is that Russia does not know how to use what I think is called soft force.
And I mean soft force in its most cultural and real wealth side of a country.
Russia does not exploit its potential for natural persuasion.
Well, spending thousands of dollars or rubles to show the world military potential, parades, artillery and empty news to attack or defense, is inefficient today ...
They will better dedicate themselves to following the line of Russia Beyond or even better to support independent projects such as Russian Lover or many other blogs about Russia that are worthwhile and strive to make this country known, in a sincere, voluntary and everything heart.
Is it so hard to understand that missiles don't like anyone today?
Long live Russia and all Spanish-speaking countries!
And also a Hurray for freedom of expression!