Tag: sputnik

Russian State Media Fabricates Steinmeier Quote Blaming Protesters For Syrian Civil War

September 15, 2016

Sputnik, a Russian state-owned, English-language  news agency, ran a story today claiming that the German foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, had, in part, blamed protesters and pro-democracy activists for the Syrian civil war.     Steinmeier is regarded in some quarters as being somewhat friendlier to the Kremlin than his French and British counterparts, or his Chancellor, Angela […]

Russia Update: The Media’s ‘Sputnik Moment’

November 10, 2014

Welcome to our new column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. A mysterious toxic gas spreads across Moscow, and the Kremlin’s promise to reorganize the Russian media landscape is several steps closer to completion.