Terms and Conditions

May 10, 2013

Welcome to thinkRUSSIA.com. thinkRUSSIA is an online platform that offers news and shares perspectives on Russia, from global and domestic policy matters to the country’s quality of life and economic and social modernization. thinkRUSSIA.com is managed by Ketchum on behalf of the Russian Federation.

Please read these Terms and Conditions before using, or submitting content in any form or medium for publication on thinkRUSSIA.com, or using any service made available on thinkRUSSIA.com. By continuing to use thinkRUSSIA.com, or by submitting content for publication on thinkRUSSIA.com, you agree to abide, and that you are bound, by these Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time, and you agree (including by virtue of your continued use of our site) to be bound by any such changes.

YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF thinkRUSSIA.com SIGNIFIES THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS. By accessing or using thinkRUSSIA.com you also represent that you have the legal authority to accept the Terms on behalf of yourself and any party you represent in connection with your access and use of thinkRUSSIA.com content. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this website.
The materials on this website belong to or are licensed to us, and are protected by United States and foreign copyright laws. You may e-mail, download, or print copies of the materials on this website, but only for your personal, noncommercial use. When you e-mail, download, or print a copy of the materials on this website, you must also include all copyright and other notices that are in the materials, including the copyright notice on the bottom of the page. Title to the materials remains with us or with the authors of the materials contained on this website. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

We encourage you to reproduce any of our original content, but any reproduced original content or references must be accurate, cite thinkRUSSIA.com as the source and also include a link to the original post on thinkRUSSIA.com. 

thinkRUSSIA.com contains links to websites not controlled by thinkRUSSIA.com (“Third Party Websites”), as well as Content belonging to or originating from persons or organizations other than thinkRUSSIA.com (“Third Party Content”). You acknowledge that thinkRUSSIA.com: (i) is not responsible or liable for any Third Party Websites or any Third Party Content, information or products made available at any Third Party Website; (ii) has not reviewed any Third Party Websites or Third Party Content for accuracy, appropriateness, completeness or non infringement; (iii) has not sponsored or otherwise endorsed Third Party Websites or Third Party Content; and (iv) makes no representations or warranties whatsoever about any Third Party Websites or Third Party Content.

Third Party Content and Third Party Websites that thinkRUSSIA.com links to or embeds in the website or that are provided through the service, including but not limited to blogs and news feeds, are subject to the license terms accompanying such Content.  You are responsible for reviewing any complying with all Terms of such Third Party Websites.   As a courtesy we will make good faith efforts to clearly mark any such Third Party Content or Third Party Websites that are not licensed under our Terms of Use, but shall not be responsible for any failure to do so. Users are responsible for verifying the license of any such Third Party Content before use and are responsible for complying with those Terms. thinkRUSSIA.com is in no way responsible for violations and any subsequent consequences for individuals or organizations that violate the terms of Third Party Content.

Opinions and other statements expressed by users and third parties are theirs alone, not opinions of The thinkRUSSIA.com. Content created by Third Parties is the sole responsibility of the Third Parties and its accuracy and completeness are not endorsed or guaranteed. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute content through our site, thinkRUSSIA.com is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to the content. thinkRUSSIA.com and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders do not undertake or assume any duty to monitor our site for inappropriate or unlawful content.  thinkRUSSIA.com and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the content thereof, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, profanity, fraud, or misrepresentation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, thinkRUSSIA.com reserves the right to block or remove communications, postings or materials at any time in our sole discretion.

All content original to thinkRUSSIA.com is provided “AS IS” and we make no representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  In no event will the Russian Federation or Ketchum be liable under any theory of tort, contract, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, lost profits, lost data, lost opportunities, costs of cover, exemplary or punitive damages, each of which is hereby excluded regardless of whether or not Ketchum has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, some of the above limitations may not apply to you. In such jurisdictions, Ketchum’s liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.


If any part of these Terms and Conditions shall be held or declared to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be ineffective but shall not affect any other part of these Terms and Conditions.

The failure by us to partially or fully exercise any rights or the waiver of any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you shall not prevent a subsequent exercise of such right by us or be deemed a waiver by us of any subsequent breach by you of the same or any other term of these Terms and Conditions.  Our rights and remedies under these Terms and Conditions shall be cumulative, and the exercise of any such right or remedy shall not limit our right to exercise any other right or remedy.

Content in this Site is being disseminated by Ketchum on behalf of the Russian Federation.  Additional information regarding the dissemination of these materials can be obtained at the Department of Justice.

Materials may be made available by Third Parties not within our control. We respect the copyright interests of others. It is our policy not to permit materials known by us to infringe another party’s copyright to remain on thinkRUSSIA.com.
If you believe any materials on thinkRUSSIA.com infringe a copyright, you should provide us with written notice that at a minimum contains:
(i)     A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
(ii)    Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
(iii)   Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
(iv)   Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
(v)     A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(vi)    A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

All DMCA notices should be sent to our designated agent as follows:
Ketchum Inc.
Attn: Office of the General Counsel
1285 Avenue of the Americas
Fourth Floor
New York, N.Y. 10019

If you have any questions, you may contact us at info@thinkRUSSIA.com.