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Vladimir Danchev: The broadcaster who defied Moscow
BBC Monitoring ^ | 7 March 2014 | Stephen Ennis

Posted on 03/07/2014 6:58:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv

Broadcasters at a Russian television station protested this week about the country's actions in Crimea, echoing what a Soviet radio announcer did 30 years ago.

Two US-based presenters on Russia's English-language TV station Russia Today (RT) caused a stir recently by denouncing Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine.

Abby Martin told viewers of the state-owned channel that what Russia had done was "wrong". And Liz Wahl said she could not work for a broadcaster that "whitewashes the actions" of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Wahl resigned live on air.

Among seasoned Russia watchers, their exploits recalled the strange and sad story of Vladimir Danchev, the Moscow radio announcer, who in the 1980s caused consternation by calling Soviet troops in Afghanistan "occupiers"...

Kremlin propaganda usually referred to the Soviet troops as the "limited contingent" of "internationalist warriors" bringing help to the "fraternal people of Afghanistan".

The phrase "limited contingent" is also being used by Russian politicians today to describe the current military intervention in Crimea.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Russia
KEYWORDS: abbymartin; afghanistan; crimea; limitedcontingent; lizwahl; russia; russiatoday; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; vladimirdanchev; yuliatymoshenko
The Soviet forces met resistance from the mujahideen

The Soviet forces met resistance from the mujahideen

1 posted on 03/07/2014 6:58:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

G’night all.


2 posted on 03/07/2014 6:59:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Why is there an English language Russian station. I don’t get that.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 6:59:46 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

That’s because they are all in THIS country...


4 posted on 03/07/2014 7:01:22 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Today’s Russia is a open society compared to the Soviet time. People can oppose Putin and they won’t be sent to Siberia. People can openly practice their religion and churches are being rebuilt. Russians can now travel abroad. It has to be admitted the dark side of Russia is massive corruption and lack of transparency. When all is taken into account though, one thing stands out: no one wants to go back to the Soviet time.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 7:19:47 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: DManA

Propaganda.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 7:23:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DManA
Why is there an English language Russian station. I don’t get that.

Why is there Voice of America?

7 posted on 03/07/2014 7:26:00 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I think he means do we have a Russian-language Voice Of America?

We abandoned the necessity of informing Russians of our viewpoint as soon as the Soviet Union went out of business on December 25, 1991.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 7:31:53 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

The Voice of America currently broadcasts in 45 languages (TV marked with an asterisk):

Afan Oromo
Albanian*
Amharic
Arabic*
Armenian*
Azerbaijani*
Bengali*
Bosnian*
Burmese
Cantonese Chinese*
Haitian Creole
Croatian*
Dari*
English* (also Special English)
Filipino* (also Tagalog)
French*
Georgian
Greek*
Hausa
Hindi
Indonesian*
Khmer
Kinyarwanda
Kirundi
Korean
Kurdish
Lao
Macedonian*
Mandarin Chinese*
Northern Ndebele
Pashto*
Persian*
Portuguese
Russian*
Serbian*
Shona
Somali
Spanish*
Swahili
Thai
Tibetan*
Tigrinya
Turkish*
Ukrainian*
Urdu*
Uzbek*
Vietnamese


9 posted on 03/07/2014 7:34:19 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SunkenCiv

Night Civ...


10 posted on 03/07/2014 7:35:17 PM PST by GOPJ ("Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), always currying favor with the press...."(nailed) - William Bigelow)
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To: SunkenCiv
...echoing what a Soviet radio announcer did 30 years ago.

Yep, Russia and the Russian government are still 100% Communist, just like 30 years ago, and the US government is still stridently anti Communist, just like 30 years ago.

11 posted on 03/07/2014 7:36:21 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: DManA
Why is there an English language Russian station. I don’t get that.

RT is funded by the Russian government. It's carried by satellites to over 100 countries. It's for worldwide consumption.

Russia's 'CNN' wants to tell it like it is

12 posted on 03/07/2014 7:45:54 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: goldstategop

August


13 posted on 03/07/2014 7:50:49 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

I recall it was in Foros the Soviet Union died. Gorbachev was on holiday in a place again in the headlines: Crimea - when Communist Party apparatchiks moved to oust him. Their failed coup didn’t save the Soviet Union; it led to its swift demise by the end of the year.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 7:57:20 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Navy Patriot

You’ve been fed too much propaganda yourself.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 8:05:32 PM PST by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: DManA

It’s refreshing to hear conservative views on Russian media...as opposed to leftist propaganda on VOA.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 8:07:05 PM PST by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: goldstategop

oops on my part!
you are 100% correct.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 8:59:56 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: GOPJ

I really almost made it that time. ;’) G’night, for sure this time.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 9:20:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Arming them didn’t turn out so well for us.


19 posted on 03/08/2014 12:05:36 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: DManA

Because even the Russians are offended by the bias of our state controlled msm.


20 posted on 03/08/2014 12:15:01 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: SunkenCiv

!


21 posted on 03/08/2014 2:17:57 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: dfwgator

Amharic?...turning pages in dictionary.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 2:24:26 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: goldstategop

IIRC the leader of the opposition was placed under house arrest just as the Crimea issue started. Opposing Putin is a risky business.


23 posted on 03/08/2014 2:34:11 AM PST by Natufian (t)
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To: Eagles6

It turned out spectacularly well for us. Had it not been for the Clinton regime and/or his failings, 9/11 wouldn’t have happened.


24 posted on 03/08/2014 5:52:10 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Arming mohammadens has never turned out well.


25 posted on 03/09/2014 1:02:28 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: goldstategop
People can oppose Putin and they won’t be sent to Siberia.

Sure. But they might "accidentally" eat highly radioactive materials from the Russian nuclear weapons program...

26 posted on 03/09/2014 1:48:25 PM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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