Tag: Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

US Secretary of State John Kerry Meets with Putin, Lavrov in Moscow: Losses in Translation

March 25, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Moscow yesterday, March 24 for an intensive day of meetings that led to some modest joint proposals on Syrian peace talks but no breakthroughs or pledges regarding imprisoned Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments […]

The Massacre in Syria That Wasn’t

January 7, 2014

Updated January 10, 2014, 1255 GMT. See bottom for details. 80 civilians “massacred,” bodies thrown in ovens, and an international cover up of a horrific act of terrorism — these are just some of the striking claims made by the Russian network RT. On December 15th, the Russian state-owned media outlet formerly called “Russia Today” […]

Russian Media: Conspiracy Theories and Reading Comprehension Issues

September 18, 2013

The Russian government, and the Russian state media, have had a tough few weeks. The United Nations released their report on the August 21st chemical weapons attack in Damascus, Syria. While the UN mission in Syria did not allow the investigators to say¬†who used chemical weapons, the team investigating the incident was able to unearth […]