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Campaign created 10 months ago
Our web-journal AFTER EMPIRE ( is number one and the only independent media discussing the perspectives of regionalism and federalism in Russia. 

Under Putin’s regime, a free discussion of these topics is practically prohibited. Any journalist or scientist may be prosecuted for “appeals to violate the territorial integrity of Russia” (criminal Article 280.1). Since 2014, according to this Article, a lot of people have already been imprisoned only for their opinion and expression (for example, Tatar public figure Rafis Kashapov was imprisoned for 3 years for his publications in social networks).

Putin’s Russia turned into an empire that inherits the Soviet Union. It will inevitably collapse, like the USSR, but today it threatens neighboring countries and suppresses civil liberties in its own regions. Regional political parties in Russia are banned, local citizens do not have the basic right to freely elect their mayors and governors.

Our web-journal is made outside of Russia, by a small editorial team from different countries. The editor-in-chief, publicist Vadim Shtepa, author of many articles on Russian regionalism published in the media of various countries, currently lives in Estonia because of political persecution in Russia. The director of the project is Viatcheslav Pouzeev, the head of Swedish nonprofit organization REPENTANCE. The news editor is Pavel Mezerin, activist of Ingermanland regionalist movement, lives as a political refugee in Lithuania. The technical director is Denys Holovatenko from Ukraine.

AFTER EMPIRE cooperates with famous world experts – Paul Goble and Edward Lucas. We also interviewed Russian opposition politicians – Garry Kasparov, Andrei Illarionov, Vladimir Milov. Our authors are scientists Natalia Zubarevich, Mikhail Epstein, Daniil Kotsyubinsky, social and cultural activists Marat Guelman, Viktor Shenderovich, Artemy Troitsky and others.

AFTER EMPIRE’s authors represent different regions of Russia – from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. Our goal is to establish free discussions about real federalism, decentralization and de-imperialization of Russia. In our opinion, this is the only way to stop the Kremlin aggression against other countries and Russia’s citizens.
We are very grateful for your charitable gift in support of freedom of speech and regional self-government through supporting our web-journal. Your contribution is tax-deductible and helps us with the development of our project!

Russia will be free – AFTER EMPIRE!

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Campaign created 10 months ago
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