Skip to comments.How the Russian Media Are Treating Putin and Crimea
Posted on 03/17/2014 1:21:10 AM PDT by No One Special
Before starting to write this article, I sat in front of the TV and began to switch back and forth between Channel One, TVC, RTR and NTV, which are the main television stations in Russia, with a combined audience of 98 per cent of the countrys population. That means they are state controlled, of course. The same news, the same views. Putin is striving for peace, Obama is a hypocrite, the Western media are misinformed, Crimean locals are giving out sandwiches to Russian forces.
Tired of the kaleidoscope of events, I fell asleep sitting in front of the TV with the remote control still clasped in one hand and never woke up until the midnight news. Nothing had changed. Putin still was responsible for the peace of the world, Obama was two-faced, the Western media were hysterical, happy residents of the Crimean peninsula posed for photos with Russian soldiers.
I stared at it for some time and suddenly I remembered a photograph of the Western Ukraine greeting the Red Army in 1939 with flowers and smiles. That was 1939, I believe. So Russian official propaganda has not changed significantly since the Soviet era. I turned the TV off.
Father of the Nation
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stirred a political uproar recently when she compared Russian leader Vladimir Putins aggression in Ukraine to actions taken by Adolf Hitler leading up to World War II.
She was wrong. In the eyes of the Russian people, Putin is associated with a quite different historical personage. For them, he is Stalin today, just as Stalin was Lenin in the last century. Time and time again, it seems dictators come and go, to and from Russia, in a constant succession of reincarnations. One smokes a pipe, another has a judo black belt.
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Most of the Russians I knew and spent time with while in Russia hated Stalin and claimed he was a Georgian intruder in their country.
So try again, maybe. Russians are pretty nationalistic, there is no doubt. But Stalin was not a Russian.
Oh come on. This guy is a nutcase and the Russians know it. No one believes what this fool says. Not even in Russia.
I have read that Putin has tried to rehabilitate Stalin’s reputation. Also, Putin’s grandfather was Stalin’s cook.
“I sat in front of the TV and began to switch back and forth between Channel One, TVC, RTR and NTV, which are the main television stations in Russia”
No need to watch it, anything coming out of it is 100% in line with what the holy shirtless on a pony is saying.
The same thing is happening in US as well with the media, so Russia is not different
Where did you read that?
Our liberals would love it. Thinking for thmselves is so yesterday.
Cook stuff is in wikipedia.
Rehabbing Stalin - go here:
Which is a bad thing, n’est pas?
“Obama is a hypocrite”
They got that part right.
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