Russia: Subsidies Between Industry Support and State Control

  • Mikhail MakeenkoEmail author
Part of the Media Business and Innovation book series (MEDIA)


Since the first days of the Russian independence the national newspaper press has been allowed to sell advertising and manage revenues from circulation sales. However, the economic situation of most newspapers has remained dire: commercial activities of the vast majority of general interest dailies and weeklies are still in the red financially and thus heavily rely on other nonmarket sources of revenue. Under these circumstances newspapers in most cases are being kept afloat by national and regional authorities and some elite groups, who traditionally see newspapers as effective instrument of PR and propaganda. Further, the press plays an important role in consolidating the modern Russia nation, covering its 83 diverse regions and more than 180 nationalities and ethnic groups.


State Support Print Media Federal Budget Periodical Publication Regional Budget 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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