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Moscow Slams Closure of Russian TV in Ukraine
RIA Novosti ^ | 3-25-2014 | Konstantin Dolgov

Posted on 03/25/2014 11:31:17 PM PDT by tcrlaf

A ruling by a Ukrainian court to suspend broadcasts of four Russian TV channels in Ukraine is an attack against human rights and media freedom, a senior Russian diplomat said on Tuesday.

The District Administrative Court in Kiev ruled to suspend broadcasts of Russia's Rossiya 24, Channel One, RTR Planeta, and NTV-World in Ukraine pending hearings on a permanent ban.

"Undoubtedly, this should be viewed only as an infringement on democratic freedoms and as a violation of Ukraine's international obligations. Certainly, millions of [Russian-speaking] residents of this country have the right to watch [Russian] TV and have access to [other] Russian-language media," said Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian foreign ministry's point man on human rights.

"Forces that came into power in Kiev as a result of an anti-constitutional coup, have declared their commitment to basic human rights and freedoms, to principles of democracy. Naturally, this announcement contradicts such statements," Dolgov said.

Ukraine is split into Russian-speaking east and Ukrainian-speaking west.

National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine has ordered cable and satellite TV service providers to exclude Russian TV channels, popular among Russian speakers in eastern Ukraine, from their packages.

(Excerpt) Read more at en.ria.ru ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: agitprop; censorship; crimea; deathtoputin; ibtz; pravda; putinsbuttboys; russia; stupid; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
The Nationalists now running Ukraine cannot defend themselves, and yet, they keep poking at the bear.

I don't see this ending well...

1 posted on 03/25/2014 11:31:17 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Yeah, I’m sure Putin is going to allow Ukrainian language news broadcasts in Crimea. But what’s the difference. In Putin’s world only what Putin wants on the news gets onto the news.


2 posted on 03/25/2014 11:38:33 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: tcrlaf
Don't forget. When Reagan, Thatcher, Solidarity, and the Pope were against the Soviet Union, your beloved Putin was fighting to keep it alive. Since then, Putin's become rich off of the Russian people. He's worth $75 billion.

http://www.therichest.com/celebnetworth/politician/president/vladimir-putin-net-worth/

3 posted on 03/25/2014 11:41:13 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: elhombrelibre

“your beloved Putin”

The hateful 12 yr old again?


4 posted on 03/25/2014 11:42:32 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: elhombrelibre

Mostly by skimming oil profit? And Russia did end up wealthier per capita than the old USSR. Trouble is, old bear habits die hard.


5 posted on 03/25/2014 11:45:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: tcrlaf

Sounds like resentment could easily stir up civil war. Could Ukraine become a quagmire?


6 posted on 03/25/2014 11:47:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: tcrlaf

No, he’s sixty two. Putin was born in 1952.


7 posted on 03/25/2014 11:53:33 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Skimming” seems to trivialize that level of theft, doesn’t it? $75 billion is a lot of money.


8 posted on 03/25/2014 11:54:30 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: elhombrelibre

However we say it... I wonder if he now is getting impatient to “skim” Crimea.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 12:01:59 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: elhombrelibre

And he’s been ruling Russia for 14 years and three American Presidents.


10 posted on 03/26/2014 12:02:33 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: tcrlaf

There sure were a lot of posts slamming “Russia media censorship” here. I’m sure those same posters will be on this thread condemning Ukraine’s censorship in short order.

Yep, any minute now.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 12:06:11 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

If Putin thinks the bad blood can be swept under the rug (shamelessly mixed metaphor) he is mistaken. Ethnic Ukrainians had been wary of the Bear but didn’t hate it. Now they hate it.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 12:08:31 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

The West loves freedom of speech - unless that interferes with its geopolitical interests.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 12:08:47 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: tcrlaf

Pot meet kettle


14 posted on 03/26/2014 12:42:04 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; elhombrelibre
tcrlaf is hereby created a Glorious Hero of The NeoSoviet® Empire for his unceasing propaganda efforts at FreeRepublic.

There is no greater accolade, except of course those bestowed upon Vladimir Vladimirovich "Butch" Putin, Stuffer of the Crimean Ballot Box, Hammer of the Nazis, Defender of the Hebrews, Scion of the Free Press, Protector of Aviation in All The Russias, and of course, The Proletarian Order of the Shirtless Wonder®

Enjoy your award, comrade tcrlaf!

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Has tovarich tcrlaf actually set the record for propaganda peices posted on FReeRepublic in one night?

Never fear goldstatecommie! Your award is coming soon.

15 posted on 03/26/2014 12:52:21 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: FredZarguna
Tcrlaf will wear it. He's as duped as the dopes that used to praise, Ho, Catro, and Stalin. Too far gone to be a conservative and too unconcerned with liberty.
16 posted on 03/26/2014 1:15:52 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: goldstategop

LOL. Yeah I remember reading how the US had weekly screenings of Deutsche Woche during WW2.

So now the Ukrainians have to allow the state propaganda broadcasts of the Russians, who just invaded and occupied part of their country, and are fomenting trouble in other parts? You really have hit a new low.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 2:13:23 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Kozak

Heh - a suitable compromise might be to allow the stations to run old Russian symphonies and ballet, ads for sundry products. But monitor with a 60 second delay to allow for zapping of overdubbing. Censorship - well , yes, it still is, but, essentially it’s a wartime situation inside Ukraine, too.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 3:09:45 AM PDT by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Gazprom was ‘given’ the Ukrainian gas fields and wells operating in Crimean waters valued at $14B. He’ll certainly receive a payment for that.


19 posted on 03/26/2014 3:25:47 AM PDT by Justa
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To: tcrlaf
Another brilliant move by Ukranian thugs in charge. Didn't they just give Putin a reason to take over communication access in parts of Ukraine where Russians are cut off from access to information?

Please, world. Do decent Ukranians a favor. Partition the mess that was never meant to be a nation.

20 posted on 03/26/2014 3:33:45 AM PDT by grania
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To: tcrlaf
A ruling by a Ukrainian court to suspend broadcasts of four Russian TV channels in Ukraine is an attack against human rights and media freedom, a senior Russian diplomat said on Tuesday.

And when it comes to attacks against media freedom and human rights Russia should know.

21 posted on 03/26/2014 3:49:22 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: grania
Please, world. Do decent Ukranians a favor. Partition the mess that was never meant to be a nation.

Wow, change the names and it sounds like some of the arguments against the state of Israel
22 posted on 03/26/2014 4:18:43 AM PDT by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: tcrlaf; goldstategop; elhombrelibre; HiTech RedNeck; PaulCruz2016; FredZarguna; Kozak; Justa; ...

Please give this sobering documentary a watch:
“THE SOVIET STORY”
(How Russia starved millions of Ukrainian people to death in 1932-1933)
Its being promoted by the founder of the People’s Cube website, Oleg Atbashian, who is himself a former Ukrainian who lived under the iron fist of the Soviet empire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyJkZegSJQE&feature=youtube_gdata_player


23 posted on 03/26/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT by FBD
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