The blogger

For Sasha, the Internet is like the discovery of a new continent: A continent without borders.

Sasha writes about those who claim that not everything is right in Russia. By sharing news through his blog, he hopes to contribute to a change.


Sasha’s blog got to be known to a wider international audience, when the nuclear submarine ”Yekaterinburg” caught fire at the naval yard Roslyakova north of Murmansk in December of 2011.

People at the shipyard sent him photos and information, he published this on the blog, and thus people had a new source of information. This was then reported broadly in Norway, which takes a huge interest in Russian news regarding nuclear submarines.

He had then already been blogging for years, exposing local power abuse in the region of Murmansk. He believes Internet to be a vital source for the Russian public, and an important means to gather and publicize information.  It is immediate, and people are allowed to express their own viewpoints, to ask their own questions.

His blog is widely read in the region of Murmansk. Due to its popularity he also gets advertisements on the blog, which makes it profitable enough to carry on.

Sasha comes from the Russian mining town Apatity. He now lives in Murmansk where he runs his blog and lives of the possibilities of Internet based entrepreneurship.

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