Tag: tass

Leaked Transcript of First Meeting of RBC Journalists with New Management – ‘Double Lines’ Cannot be Crossed

July 11, 2016

The Russian journalists’ community as well as many bloggers have been avidly discussing a transcript leaked from a meeting of the new management of RBC with the staff.

Facebook and Twitter Now More Important News Sources for Yandex than TASS

February 15, 2016

Facebook and Twitter Now More Important News Sources for Yandex than TASS 2016-02-15 18:31:50 Facebook and Twitter “have become a main source of information for Yandex News,” the primary sources for about eight percent and five percent of all stories respectively, a new Yandex analysis shows; but traditional media still account for a total of […]

The Briefing: Yakunin’s Fall From Grace

February 8, 2016

NOTE: The Power Vertical Briefing is RFE/RL’s short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of the Power Vertical blog, and appears every Monday. Reports have surfaced that Vladimir Yakunin, a longtime crony of Vladimir Putin, is being investigated by […]

Searches At TASS Director’s Offices As State Turns On Yakunin

February 5, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Searches are under way at the state-owned TASS news agency and offices belonging to the agency’s general director, Sergei Mikhailov. The searches are reportedly connected to his previous work at Russian Railways, the ousted chief of which, Vladimir Yakunin, is now the subject of a hitherto-unexpected investigation by the Interior Ministry. Welcome to […]

‘Nobody Talks About the Armenians Nowadays’

February 20, 2015

Staunton, February 18 – On August 22, 1939, Adolf Hitler explained to his entourage why he thought he could get away with mass murder by saying that “nobody talks about the Armenians nowadays,” despite the fact that they had been the victims of a mass murder only 24 years earlier. Hitler’s sweeping cynicism in this […]

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 – […]

Ignoring Aksyonov, US Moves to Adopt Non-Recognition Law On Crimea

November 21, 2014

Staunton, November 21 – Sergey Aksyonov, head of the Russian occupation administration in Crimea, says that the international community will recognize Crimea as part of the Russian Federation after US President Barack Obama leaves office, a statement that underscores the need for a formal non-recognition policy on the part of Western governments. An important step […]