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Propaganda In the Eyes of the Beholder

By Michael AVERKO (USA)

Monday, February 8, 2016

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Propaganda In the Eyes of the Beholder

Promoted at Johnson’s Russia List, Paul Goble’s piece of this past January 20 «US Appears to Have Accepted Donbas Model Not Only for Ukraine but for Other Conflicts, Russian Analyst Says», refers to Russia Today contributor and Russian Academy of Sciences researcher Pyotr Iskenderov as a Kremlin propagandist. This characterization is pretty rich given Goble’s penchant for […]

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Euromaidan unmasked: Europe shocked by the bitter truth on Ukraine

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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Euromaidan unmasked: Europe shocked by the bitter truth on Ukraine

The hard-hitting documentary by Paul Moreira “Ukraine, les masques de la révolution” [Ukraine: Masks of the Revolution], released on Monday night by Canal+, created a turmoil both in Ukraine and France well before the premiere. On Sunday the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported in Facebook that their Ambassador in France had sent an outraged letter to […]

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The Price of Indifference and Self-deception

By Stephen EBERT (USA)

Monday, October 5, 2015

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The Price of Indifference and Self-deception

My Russian friends periodically ask me what Americans think about Russia. Recent developments have given rise to a new round of questions: Putin’s interview for CBS News’ “60 Minutes”, his UN speech, and the start of air support for the beleaguered Syrians. I can best address by referring to the remark by an American journalist […]

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So who is in Russia’s crosshairs in Syria?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Sunday, October 4, 2015

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So who is in Russia’s crosshairs in Syria?

The media frenzy in the countries of the anti-Assad coalition over the Russian air strikes on Al-Qaeda-linked guerrillas in Syria has made one very significant fact quite clear. Along with the nervous reaction of the US, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and some other countries it is irrefutable proof that the interests of seemingly opposing forces – […]

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US Media: Building Newspaper Curtain Against A Fabled Foe

By Angela BOROZNA (USA)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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US Media: Building Newspaper Curtain Against A Fabled Foe

“Now we do not have an Iron Curtain, we have a newspaper curtain. “ Evgeny Yevtushenko (a prominent Russian poet) – RT interview, Sept 2009. Though Russia went through significant domestic changes since 1991, the extent of Russia’s domestic achievements had rarely been acknowledged in the United States. Instead, Russia has been continuously criticized for […]

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Between The Lines: Western Public Support For Albanian Terrorism (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

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Between The Lines: Western Public Support For Albanian Terrorism (I)

Terrorists attacked the Macedonian city of Kumanovo on 9 May, but one wouldn’t know that by reading the Western media’s reaction to the tragedy, despite the fact that they typically mention that 8 police officers were killed and another 37 wounded during the firefight. The media’s disingenuous ‘reporting’ reeks of ulterior motives, which is evidenced […]

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I read Russia Today, and so should you

By Amir AZARVAN (USA)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

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I read Russia Today, and so should you

Several years ago, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, complained to Congress that the U.S. was losing the information war to Russia Today (RT), as well as other English-language news sources owned by foreign governments. Arguably, however, what truly bothered Ms. Clinton wasn’t the idea that the U.S. has been losing the information war, but […]

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It’s really Ukraine that’s sending young men to die on the front lines

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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It’s really Ukraine that’s sending young men to die on the front lines

The Western media’s latest tall tale is that Russia is supposedly tricking its greenest conscripts into ‘invading Ukraine’ under the auspices that they’re being sent to Rostov instead, and threatening them with detention in a military prison if they refuse. They got the idea right – young recruits being forced into a war they don’t […]

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Is tolerance of dishonesty the fundamental problem in our culture?

By Eric ZUESSE (USA)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Is tolerance of dishonesty the fundamental problem in our culture?

NBC-TV’s star news-anchor (America’s most popular) Brian Williams got caught repeatedly lying and fabricating his fake-‘courageous’ personal involvement in news stories that he had ‘reported.’ At LinkedIn, Rob Wyse headlined recently, “Brian Williams Essentially Lied on His Resume, Or Exaggerated The Truth,” and he noted there: “Whether you call it a lie, or an exaggeration — it is a breach of trust. […]

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German sociologists on Crimea’s choice

By Konstantin KOSARETSKY (Ukraine)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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German sociologists on Crimea’s choice

A few days ago an interesting study, “The Socio-Political Sentiments in Crimea,” was released by the Ukrainian branch of GfK, the well-known German social research organization, as part of the Free Crimea initiative. Intriguingly, the primary objectives of this project, launched with the support of the governmental Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, were to “debunk […]

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Warning: Suspicious Clintonites Rattle Sabers at Russia over Ukraine. War to Come?

By William DUNKERLEY (USA)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Warning: Suspicious Clintonites Rattle Sabers at Russia over Ukraine. War to Come?

Ukraine shot to the top of the U.S. news on Monday, February 2. In the proceeding week, the news had been occupied with a snowstorm that threatened to paralyze the U.S. Northeast; militant attacks, hostage situations, and death threats all involving Islamists; alleged NFL team cheating with soft footballs; chit chat over the upcoming Super […]

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“Enigmatic Russia” And Its Detractors

By Michael AVERKO (USA)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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“Enigmatic Russia” And Its Detractors

Periodically, some have engaged in what can be best described as “PoliSport”. (Years ago, I recall New York metropolitan area radio talk show host Steve Malzberg, using this term.) Such a route can prove to be faulty. This is especially true when some preferred Western mass media types do this against Russia. These instances can say more about the given commentator […]

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