Tag: Russia Today

Putin’s People Are Not Happy With Us

January 19, 2016

The last two years have been rather tough for the Russian government’s main English-language propaganda outlet, RT. Following Russia’s illegal and nearly-universally-condemned annexation of the Crimean peninsula, RT anchor Liz Wahl, then anchor and correspondent Sara Firth, quit in protest of what they called “propaganda” which they were forced to spread in order to cover […]

‘Novorossiya’s’ ‘Leftist’ Friends

May 30, 2015

The frenzied world-wide front is expanding Mercy to no one, no one, no one! Stanza from 1989 Russian anarchists’ song Vintovka – eto prazdnik (The Rifle is a Holiday) By the Russian punk bank Grazhdanskaya Oborona (Civil Defense) The annexation of Crimea, the “Novorossiya” project, and the fight against the “Kyiv junta” are not supported […]

Russia Update: Russian Journalists Caught Laughing at Battle of Debaltsevo Refuse to Apologize

February 18, 2015

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here, and see also our Russia This Week stories Ultranationalists Angry over ‘Capitulation’ of Minsk Agreement, ‘Anti-Maidan’ Launched by Nationalists, Cossacks, Veterans, Bikers, The Guild War – […]

Russia This Week: The Guild War – How Should Journalists Treat Russian State Propagandists?

December 19, 2014

In Russia This Week, you will find links to all the stories of Russia Update in the last week and to special features, plus an article following up on the news and trending topics below. This Week’s Stories in Russia Update: – Russian Magazine Prices Go Up – Russian Grain Exporters Halting Purchases; Grain Remains […]

Russia Waging Effective Info-War In Baltics, NATO Expert Says

December 4, 2014

Staunton, December 4 – Moscow is waging a highly effective information war in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with its Russia Today television broadcasts in their national languages, a war that the West must respond with its own efforts, according to Elina Lange-Ionatamishvili, a NATO specialist on counter-propaganda. In an interview with Tallinn’s Eesti Paevaleht, Lange-Ionatamishvili […]

The Menace of Unreality: How the Kremlin Weaponizes Information, Culture and Money

November 22, 2014

The Interpreter and the Institute of Modern Russia present a special report by Peter Pomerantsev, author of Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: the Surreal Heart of the New Russia, and our editor-in-chief, Michael Weiss, on the Kremlin’s weaponization of information, culture and money to achieve foreign policy goals and undermine opponents. In recent […]

Life of Bryan: How an RT Columnist Tries to Influence the Debate on Russia and Ukraine

October 29, 2014

This article was written by The Interpreter’s editorial staff and utilized the extensive research by independent journalist RobPulseNews of Ukraine: War Log. The Russian media landscape has changed dramatically in recent years, and much of that change has occurred only in the last eight months. Domestically, Russian-language print and broadcast media outlets have been dramatically […]

Clash Between Russia and the West a Fight Not Between Two Ways Forward but Between Past and Future

September 4, 2014

Staunton, September 4 – The sharpening clash between Russia and the West is not a new cold war because it does not have the ideological content that the earlier conflict did, Viktor Krasilshchikov says, but that does not mean that it is simply a contest between the national interests of the countries involved. Instead, the […]