I don’t know about you, but I find it a really difficult to keep up with all the news and blogs about Russia.
What I really need is one page that I can visit once every morning, while I’m drinking my coffee, where I can see at a glance what dozens of online newspapers are writing about Russia. Oh, and it’d be nice to have another page exactly the same where I can check out all the Russia blogs.
I couldn’t find a site that did what I wanted (Alltop:Russia is ok, but only has a few sites), so I decided to make my own… Russian News Online.
Russian News Online is a really simple site.
There are only really two pages. The Russian News page displays the latest headlines from each of the top English language news sites covering Russia. The Russian Blogs page displays the latest post from each of the top English language blogs about Russia.
Once you see an article you like, you click on the headline, and you’re taken to the original article.
That’s pretty much it.
(OK, there’s a little bit more. I’ve added pictures and video news too. If you click on a video, you can play it right there in the site, rather than having to go off to Youtube.)
The site is a bit rough around the edges at the moment – as you can see, design really isn’t my strong suit – and because it pulls news from so many different places, it can be a bit slow to load at times. But I’d really value any feedback about whether there are any news sources / blogs I’m missing, and whether anything doesn’t work properly.
If you find Russian News Online useful, please bookmark it, and tell others about it.