Tag: Russian TV

Kremlin Could Get Russian Backing ‘At Any Time’ for More Radical Moves in Ukraine, Says Nezavisimaya

July 2, 2014

Staunton, July 1 – Given the Kremlin’s ability to mobilize the population via Moscow television, Vladimir Putin could “at any time” refuse to cooperate” with the West on Ukraine “and receive the support of society,” according to a lead article today by the editors of Nezavisimaya gazeta. That reality, the editors say, dramatically increases the […]

Three Laws of Soviet Reality Again Operational Under Putin, Magarshak Says

June 30, 2014

Staunton, June 30 – Three unwritten laws which governed the lives of Soviet people have resumed operation in Vladimir Putin’s Russia and increasingly set the terms for the interaction between his country’s population and the state, and they are “just as universal and all-embracing,” a Russian blogger suggests,” as the laws of Newton. These three […]

Despite Internet, Moscow TV Sets Agenda for Russians, Levada Center Says

June 23, 2014

Staunton, June 21 Despite increasing use of the Internet, Moscow television has “a practically unlimited monopoly on the formation of the social-political agenda” for Russians, according to a Novaya Gazeta commentary on the findings of the latest investigation of media use by the independent Levada Center. Many commentators have suggested or perhaps more accurately expressed […]

The West Must Help Post-Soviet Countries Counter Moscow Television

April 25, 2014

Staunton, April 25 – At the dawn of the 20th century, Vladimir Lenin wrote that “a newspaper is not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator; it is also a collective organizer.” Now, in the 21st century, Vladimir Putin has updated this Bolshevik principle by having Moscow TV play the same role with the […]

Russian TV’s Max Keiser: Blaming the Victims of 9/11

April 8, 2014

Conspiracy theorists have an unfortunate tendency to blame those killed in mass-murders for the attacks that killed them. Nothing about the 9/11 “Truth” movement is more disturbing than when it either says outright or just implies that the victims somehow deserved to die. Disgracefully, Max Keiser, whom RT provides a daily forum, does just this. […]

Prosecutor Launches Probe of TV Rain

January 31, 2014

The prosecutor’s office of St. Petersburg has launched a probe of TV Rain over a poll dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the lifting of the Leningrad Blockade, the prosecutor’s website reported. The probe was initiated in response to complaints from survivors of the Blockade, outraged at TV Rain’s question: “Should Leningrad have surrendered, in […]