From the Press Briefing by the Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova (Moscow, January 25, 2018):
As you know, the issue of Crimea has been frequently discussed in many countries – European, Asian and African states, but without much reference to facts. These talks are often based on indirect information and data obtained from the people or public organisations who have never been to Crimea.
Therefore, we are pleased to offer you and our foreign colleagues and partners the Crimean Magazine. From now on, it will also be published in English for those who are truly interested in Crimea. This is a very proactive project. You can contact your fellow journalists from the magazine, organise joint events and share publications. I know they are open for direct communication. Crimean journalists representing this media outlet do not need any authorities or oversight bodies to tell the audience about current events in Crimea. They are willing to share their views in the magazine, invite partners as well as pay mutual visits.
I would like to take this opportunity and note that the Crimean media is not limited by one magazine. There are currently 446 registered news projects in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, from periodicals, television channels and radio to news agencies and online media, including 78 in Ukrainian and 58 in the Crimean Tatar language. There are professional associations of journalists in Crimea and Sevastopol, the majority of which had operated long before Crimea reunited with Russia. Once again, I would like to recommend you to obtain information about life on the peninsula directly from the people who live there. I think it is convenient to speak to Crimean journalists rather than to dubious sources based in third countries or people who only present themselves as supporters of Crimea’s interests. You have everything to establish direct contacts.
The Crimean Magazine can be viewed and downloaded here.