The Naked Pravda
Meduza’s first English-language podcast, The Naked Pravda highlights how our top reporting intersects with the wider research and expertise that exists about Russia. The broader context of Meduza’s in-depth, original journalism isn’t always clear, which is where this show comes in. Here you’ll hear from the world’s community of Russia experts, activists, and reporters about the issues at the heart of Meduza’s stories.
‘Executive Power in Russia’: How we know what we know about Kremlin politics and what to expect from Putin's new Constitutional shakeup
Vladimir Putin has proposed a redistribution of executive power in Russia. Or has he? Let's dive deep into the politics of the Kremlin and the presidential administration.
‘Tabloids and an inferiority complex’: The business and political strategy behind the media's biased Russia coverage
A recent study by Russia's state media says half of Western reporting about Russia is “negative.” It turns out that a single tabloid journalist writes a big chunk of these stories.
‘The Information Nation’: Kremlin researchers and forensic journalists intersect at Russia’s black market for leaked personal data
Kremlin computer researchers and forensic journalists are natural enemies, but both groups sometimes rely on illegally traded leaked databases. Meduza asked three reporters to explain how these Internet black markets lead to strange bedfellows in Russia.
‘Instead of her face, I saw a pizza’: How women in Russia are fighting back against sexual assault
What compels rape survivors in Russia to come forward publicly? Are women’s rights advocates optimistic about making the country safer for women? How should we even talk about sexual assault? Tune in for a discussion with journalists and activists.
‘The Naked Pravda’ premiere trailer: Meduza’s new English-language podcast
The Naked Pravda highlights how Meduza’s top reporting intersects with the wider research and expertise that exists about Russia.