Today Russia Direct announced it will be moving to a new paid content model as of January 2017. Under this model, all of the site’s articles will be behind a paywall and monthly reports will cease to exist. If you’re a casual or occasional reader of Russia Direct, you won’t be able to read it anymore. If you’re a paid subscriber like me, you can either keep your subscription (and your ability to read articles under the new model) or request a full refund (and lose access to free content after Jan 2017). More information about the change can be found here.
Why am I not surprised this is happening?