Online Overhaul

Russian Life

  • March 2019
  • Web Development, Design, Print, Wordsmithing

Russian Life has been published for 30 years, and before that it was Soviet Life, published as a propaganda tool of the Soviet government.

We rebuilt the magazine's website from the ground up inside Mura's powerful and  scalable CMS platform. Then we unified the magazine's disparate databases into a single system, combining 25 years of back issue content (over 8000 articles) with an ecommerce and paywall subscription system, allowing for the sale of online, gated content.

Enhancements of the site included a multi-author blog, RSS integration with news services, a visitor-input events calendar, dynamic post selections, and integration with an active ecommerce site.