The last post got me thinking about discussing (briefly) where I browse for news and events and such regarding Russia. The number of English-language news sources that I browse for information is relatively small and I actually think I could get some tips from others as to what and where to look for reliable news service.
I'll start with a quick run-down of American and British papers and news media services. I'll read them if something is about Russia and sometimes it makes for a topic for discussion, but I don't hold them in particularly high value. The most typical ones to write about Russia regularly are the New York Times, Washington Post, and the BBC. To the Russian reader, they often seem grossly pro-western (which in zero-sum thinking equates to anti-Russian) in their bias to the point of outrage. I generally consider them incomplete enough to be of limited value, but as I said, sometimes they make for a discussion or give me an idea for more research.
The English language Russian news and news service websites that I browse daily include, ITAR-TASS, Kommersant, RIA Novosti, Regnum, and RosBusinessConsulting. I will less commonly browse by Moscow Times and St. Petersburg Times ... their articles begin to become predictable. MosNews is also there but it is rather mild tabloid ... sometimes they will have an interesting interview. I've noticed that MosNews will really hack news stories that come from other sources as well, so if I come across something by way of MosNews, I generally go and translate the original. I'll use Topix and some other services to gather headlines on my homepage also.
Russia language news websites that I will browse and slowly read through (and translate) are Gazeta, Izvestia, Lenta, Komsomol'skaya Pravda. KP I consider more tabloidy and Gazeta seems more newsy (of course my Russian is much less than perfect, so my judgement of their news articles is incomplete). I'll also go to Levada Center and translate opinion polls and articles sometimes.
Russian news websites