Paperpaper.ru in English

Paperpaper.ru — is independent media from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. We’ve been reporting on the Russian-Ukrainian war since the day it started. As a result, our website was blocked by the Russian government.

For ten years we’ve been writing about the local community, business and initiatives. Yet, our main goal was always to improve life in the city we love.

We are Russian-language media but now we translate our the most significant articles to share it with our English speaking audience.

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“Graffiti provides hope that not everyone is a scumbag.” How street art emerged as the main way to protest
“They’ll eat me alive”: the story of man who made an anti-war wall newspaper — only to be squealed on by his neighbors
‘Someone will always say it’s the wrong time’ St. Petersburg politician Sergey Troshin on coming out amidst a rise in state-sponsored homophobia
‘He said goodbye to everyone in advance, saying that he would soon be gone’: How Kirishi buried Alexander Yegorov, killed in Ukraine
How have we changed in the year since the protests? Paperpaper.ru research on self-censorship, hope and kitchen talk
How hate crimes are committed against LGBT people in St Petersburg and how investigations into these crimes conclude
“I gave too much to this job”. Members of Russian media talk about military censorship and internet blocking
Four hundred years ago Ingrian Finns settled on the territory of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region. Who are they and how their descendants live today
How do Saint-Petersburgers prove that drugs were planted on them? Three stories about detentions, trials and problems inside the legal system
Russian authorities want to put Sasha Skochilenko in prison for 10 years because of anti-war messages. Here is her story
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