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Russia Beyond The Headlines insert in 20 November 2015 international edition of The New York Times
|Type||social media, website|
|Language||English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Italian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian|
|Headquarters||24 bld.4 Pravdy Street|
Russia Beyond is an multilingual publication owned by the Rossiya Segodnya, a Russian government state news agency, offering news, comment, opinion and analysis on culture, politics, business, science and public life in Russia. The newspaper has been criticised for being a Russian propaganda outlet.
|2007||RBTH launched by the Rossiyskaya Gazeta|
|January 9, 2016||RBTH became part of TV-Novosti|
|2017||Dropped all printed versions|
|September 5, 2017||Renamed to Russia Beyond|
- Russia Beyond The Headlines was launched in 2007 by the Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the Russian state newspaper of record. The first publisher of the project was the deputy CEO of Rossiyskaya Gazeta Eugene Abov.
- On January 9, 2016, RBTH became part of TV-Novosti whilst retaining its own distinct brand.
- In 2017 the project dropped all printed versions, although it was still offered as a print supplement to New York Times in 2018.
- On 5 September 2017, RBTH dropped the last two words of its full name, becoming Russia Beyond.
The Russia Beyond editorial team consists of the Central Desk, which produces material shared across countries and regions, and of regional clusters, where this material is adapted to specific countries, adding themes relevant for a particular region. In addition, each regional division of Russia Beyond publishes material on bilateral relations with Russia.
A number of Western prestigious names in newspaper publishing have been criticised for helping to uncritically promote Russian misinformation. In Europe, the Russian-state media entity paid London’s Daily Telegraph, Le Figaro in France, Süddeutsche Zeitung in Germany and the Italian daily La Repubblica to be distributed as an insert to those publications, and in the United States it has partnered with Washington Post until 2015, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, which still bundled the insert into its regular paper as of 2018.
In the case of the Telegraph, the Kremlin-backed Beyond the Headlines paid the British publisher £40,000 each month to be distributed as a supplement to its weekend publication, whilst the Telegraph website also featured content from RBTH's website. The monthly Russia-themed supplement first appeared in the British paper the Daily Telegraph and the American Washington Post in 2007 under the name Russia Now.
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