What do we do?

  • Collect the answers of Russians through social media communities.
  • Analyse the answers using sociology tools.
  • Write articles that attempt to answer these questions using the data obtained.

How does the result look?

Check an example of an answer: Ask a Russian: What is life like in Russia now?

We are looking for volunteers who can help us answering burning questions about the context of the Russian regime (e.g. “Why do people decide to leave Russia?”, “Is there an anti-war movement in Russia?”) based on data that we collect and own additional research.

What you will do:

  • Read and analyse the answers.
  • Summarise the answers:
    • Give the overall picture (using available graphs and cloud words).
    • Provide the specific examples of the answers to illustrate the picture.
  • Provide relevant content to give the context (e.g. YouTube, magazines, etc.).
  • Work closely with our editorial team (no tight deadlines).
  • Use Google Drive, Telegram chat, and Trello to work and communicate.

What does it take?

  • 4-5 hours per week to work on a project.
  • Willingness to participate in weekly conference calls with the editorial team to discuss project tasks and plan work (most probably, on Sunday)

What do you get?

  • Participation in building an inclusive and supportive community.
  • Experience of writing and publishing research-based texts (with a possibility of doing it either anonymously or not based on your own preference), supported by feedback to help you improve your writing.
  • Access to mentorship and training under the guidance of experienced volunteers, providing the opportunity to learn new techniques and gain valuable experience.
  • The opportunity to influence changes in society.

How to apply?

Contact us volunteers@after-russia.org

Apply for the position

Most of the positions require at least passive knowledge of English.

Are you interested in cooperating with us? Cool! Let us know at volunteers@after-russia.org.

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Our media platform would not exist without an international team of volunteers. Do you want to become one? Here's the list of currently opened positions:

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We talk about the current problems of Russia and of its people, standing against the war and for democracy. We strive to make our content as accessible as possible to the European audience.

Do you want to cooperate on content made by the Russian standing against the war?

  • Our team of writers, journalists and researchers will be happy to cooperate with you on new content.
  • As our content is under creative commons, we are able to allow you to publish it on your platform (with attribution).
More info for media

We want to make people of Russia, who stand for peace and democracy, heard. We publish their stories and interview them in Ask a Russian project.

Are you a person of Russia or know someone who would like to share their story? Please contact us. Your experience will help people understand how Russia works.

We can publish your experience anonymously.

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Our project is ran by international volunteers - not a single member of the team is paid in any way. The project, however, has running costs: hosting, domains, subscription to paid online services (such as Midjourney or Fillout.com) and advertising.

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Our stand on the Russian invasion to Ukraine

Russia started the war against Ukraine. This war is happening from 2014. It has only intensified on February 24th 2022. Milions of Ukrainians are suffering. The perpetrators of this must be brought to justice for their crimes.

Russian regime tries to silence its liberal voices. Russian people against the war exist - and the Russian regime tries its best to silence them. We want to prevent that and make their voices heard.

Connection is crucial. The Russian liberal initiatives are hard to read for European public at times. The legal, social and historical context of Russia is not always clear. We want to share information, build bridges and connect the liberal Russia with The West.

We believe in dialogue, not isolation. The oppositional powers in Russia will not be able to change anything without the support of the democratic world. We also believe that the dialogue should go both ways.

The choice is yours. We understand the anger for the Russian crimes. It is up to you whether you want to listen to the Russian people standing against this.