Media Kit

Media Kit

Since 1990, RiS Publishing has been seeking out and serving the niche market of Russophiles: people passionate about all things Russian. Our primary market is Americans, but the phenomenon knows no boundaries and our international audience is experiencing rapid growth.

The Magazine

Founded in 1956, Russian Life is a bimonthly (six issues per year) magazine on Russian culture, business, travel, politics, economy and society. It is the world’s largest paid circulation, English language magazine on Russia.

Russian Life magazine offers original feature and news articles, written by Russian and foreign writers. Our coverage is objective, with a focus on enduring news, issues and events.

Each issue is 64 pages and includes a well-balanced mix of articles on history, contemporary affairs, business, trends, news and analysis.

In January 2019, the magazine was completely redesigned to create a more readerly product, intended to be collected and shared.

Russian Life magazine’s 25,000 Russophile readers are active consumers of all things Russian:

  • They travel to Russia frequently
  • They want to buy Russian-made goods, from books and videos, to vodka and food products
  • They want to read books about Russia
  • They want to study the Russian language
  • They want to attend Russian-related events

Advertising in Russian Life is an efficient, cost-effective way to reach these pre-qualified buyers.

The Website

RiS has had an active website since 1993. In January 2019, the site was completely overhauled to accommodate for publication of and subscriber access to the full 23-year archive of Russian Life – some 8000 stories and over 4 million words. The overhaul also entails an increased number of weekly new articles, including features, Q&As, book reviews, video and other content of interest to the world’s Russophiles.

Over the past 12 months, russianlife.com has delivered a monthly average of 50,400 page views and 17,500 unique visitors. Users come to read our articles, scan the Events Calendar or On This Day in Russian history listings, as well as to order back issues, search our archives and purchase books, maps and more.

Ongoing advertisers can also connect with our active Facebook page (over 217,000 fans).

Statistics

Russian Life is one of the most influential, highly-trafficked websites for Russophiles the world over.

  • Average page views/month: 50,448 (past 14 mos.)
  • Average unique visitors/month: 17,979 (past 14 mos.)
  • Visitors aged 18-34: 51%
  • Email (The Weekly Russia File) subscriber list: 9,000
  • Domain Authority: 53
  • Page Authority: 40
  • Facebook fans: 217,000
  • Google Page Rank: 6
  • Alexa Rank (worldwide): 1,015,251 (330,629 US)

As of March 15, 2019

For additional information on options and rates to connect with the world's biggest collection of Russophiles, please use our contact page.

About Us

Russian Life is a 29-year-young, award-winning publishing house that creates a bimonthly magazine, books, maps, and other products for Russophiles the world over.

Our Contacts

Russian Life
PO Box 567
Montpelier VT 05601-0567

800-639-4301
802-223-4955