Skip to comments.A User's Guide to Russian Propaganda
Posted on 04/19/2014 12:22:23 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
A Users Guide to Russian Propaganda
Submitted by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton on April 19, 2014 3:07 pm ESTNo Comment
By: Brent P.
Western press and media are having trouble distinguishing facts from Russian propaganda. This is understandable the Russian propaganda machine is a mature and venerable institution that engages in an art that, for better or for worse, the West simply does not practice as often nor as effectively. The intent of this guide is to help those less accustomed to the ways of the Russian government to discern between reporting and propaganda. There are a few simple tell-tale signs.
Types of propaganda to look for the signs, the impact, and the facts:
SIGN #1: Reporting that points to ethnic divisions and Kyivs Maidan as a source of unrest.
IMPACT: Western media call into question the stability of the interim Ukrainian government, and speculate that Ukraine is a hotbed of prejudice on the brink of civil war.
FACT: Modern Ukraine has no history of ethnic conflict. Furthermore, the Maidan was a gathering place for Ukrainians of all ethnic backgrounds:
A Facebook post by an Afghan-Ukrainian triggered the first mass protest at Kyivs Maidan last November;
An Armenian-Ukrainian and a Belarusian were the first to die at the hands of the governments internal police.
Jewish-Ukrainians formed a self-defense unit to support Maidan in Kyiv and fight against the Yanukovych regime;
Numerous Jewish thought-leaders and organizations have spoken out against Kremlin propaganda portraying Maidan participants as anti-Semites or neo-Nazis;
Russian-Ukrainians are enlisting to protect their Ukrainian homeland against Russian armed forces;
Crimean Tatars have been staunch supporters of Maidan and are actively resisting Russias military aggressions in Crimea.
Just like the United States of America, Ukraine is multi-national and diverse. Are the diverse United States capable of being a unified democracy? Sure! So is Ukraine
The Kremlin starts with the credo that if you repeat a lie often enough, and with sufficient conviction, some will imagine it to be a truth. Thus, the heavily armed Russian troops who annexed Crimea were said to be local militias. This was asserted with an entirely straight face. The latest seizures of government buildings in eastern Ukraine is likewise characterised as an act of self-defence by Russian speakers. It is an old and effective trick provocateurs stir up unrest giving Moscow an excuse to intervene in defence of the locals.
Thanks for posting this. There are too many Freepers falling for Russian propaganda!
lol....there are too many FReepers SPOUTING Russian propaganda.
I think Western Media could very well receive the Karl Marx Journalism Award! I meant BS Award?
Supposed pro-Russian leader in Ukraine discovered to be Russian actor from Moscow:
You’re describing the state run propaganda outlets of Russia “alternative media”?
No. Here is the west our alternative media, our right leaning talk radio success, the right leaning blogosphere etc. all of these rose and succeeded precisely because of western propaganda machines which had turned main stream news into very propaganistic outlets.
The idea that we don’t have strong and to a large degree successful western propaganda is silly. Turn on CNN ....
Its Russian military not pro-Russian forces
Where did you get that number? During the election, voter apathy was extreme, and its results indicated a great deal of fraud to put Putin into power. In Russia, there is no real political freedom, nor any real freedom of the press. Outlets that say something Putin does not like routinely get shut down, and people who oppose Putin are routinely beaten, robbed and murdered.
you need to believe that Bork Obunga, George Soros, and Victoria Newland are good people. Sorry, no sale.
This isn't logical at all. I can believe that these people are bad, while acknowledging that Russia is still under the control of underground soviet structures. All of these people, in fact, are products of those same structures. Russia has not stopped supporting communist movements and states across the world, and there is no reason to believe that they have abandoned their KGB front groups here in the USA just because we allegedly won the cold war.
paragraphs are your friend!
Matt Drudge is referring to Putin as the leader of the free world
Pat Buchanan believes (as I do) that God is on Putin's side:
US Govt Russophobia:
The false flag sniper op at Maidan:
Arrest warrant for George Soros:
200 New Christian churches being built in an daround Moscow:
The Cathedral of Christ The Savior:
calls for world leaders to stop the slaughter/persecution of Christians :
The United States is still demographically a Christian nation but you'd never know it from observing our government. All you ever read about our government doing these days is supporting regimes which persecute Christians and Christianity, and then you ask whose side you think God might be on? You think God could ever be on the side of George Soros, Monsanto, and the Obunga state department?? For that matter do you think God would be on the side of "conservatives" who weren't bright enough to see through demoKKKrat/NWO/Soros/US_StateDept propaganda and BS??
All of that is aside from the fact that Putin almost singlehandedly stopped the idiot greentards and Malthusians from shutting down all of the world's economies in 04 with the Russian hacker attack on the East Anglia CU email database which gave rise to "Climategate" (www.climategate.com). Other than for that, all of the idiots comparing Putin with Hitler would likely be rubbing sticks together to make fire.
I get most of my news on this matter from military veterans in Ukraine, anti-communist news sites like Trevour Loudon, and from other "alternative media" sources. I do not get any of my news from CNN or whatnot. And I certainly ignore Russian propaganda outlets, which you appear to be living in.
In the real world, as opposed to the BS world, bankers are our greatest enemies, Glass-Steagal is our most important political issue, the people who just seized power in Kiev are a bunch of Nazis and Soros puppets, and Vladimir Putin should be our most major ally. You need to get off the Kool-Ade diet.
This is refuted in the post in question and by any fair reading of actual news outside of the Kremlin orbit. Putin is a fornicator who divorced his wife on the grounds that he did not marry her in the church. The "church" itself has a patriarch who is a known officer in the KGB. Russia has the highest abortion rate in Europe, and the Occult is highly prevalent in Russian society, even to the very highest, with Russian generals, politicials, intellectuals, being involved in Shamanism, Theosophy, and other stupid stuff, and scary stuff too. Aleksandr Dugin, a fellow with links to the Kremlin and appears on Russian state controlled television, has promoted the writings of Aleister Crowley of 666 fame, and also advocates Nazi-Like racial theories and reestablishing Russian control over countries like Georgia and Ukraine.
My conclusion at reading your post is that you are ignorant of even the smallest details about Russia.
Matt Drudge is referring to Putin as the leader of the free world
Matt Drudge is a homosexual clown who pimped for Romney early during the nomination process. The false flag sniper op at Maidan:
They've already gotten hard evidence that it was indeed Yanukovych and his goons who did the shootings. There are photographs and videos, for example, of his special forces gearing up with sniper rifles, grenades, and other weapons, and departing, and after they departed, the shootings began. And when they returned, the shootings ceased. They were also videod the next day fleeing with money, safes, and files.
The (Re)birth of Ivan Ilyin
[T]he reconquest of Crimea has caused a clear change of tone in Moscow, with celebration of old fashioned Russian nationalism coming into fashion. In his speech to the Duma announcing the triumphant annexation of Crimea, when speaking of Russians, Putin specifically used the ethnic term russkiy not the more inclusive rossiyskiy, which applies to all citizens of the Russian Federation. This came among incantations to the full Great Russian program, with a Moscow-centric view of Eastern Europe seemingly endorsed by mentions of great Orthodox saints. Unstated yet clearly, this was all of a piece with Third Rome ideology, a powerful admixture of Orthodoxy, ethnic mysticism, and Slavophile tendencies that has deep resonance in Russian history.
Don’t fall for that red herring. When have you ever seen another FReeper try to “excuse” the behavior of CNN/MSNBC/whatever because “that’s how Russia does it?” Yet if the Russians, do it, we must segue into a discussion of CNN/MSNBC/whatever.
What about Western propaganda?
Both parties are as guilty.
There was a story on how some nerds hacked a US Kiev embassy employee’s email and there was a discussion with Ukrainian deputy MoD on how to make a false flag attack on an airbase in mainland Ukraine during Crimean takeover.
I wonder why it wasn’t big news, guys in hackers’ forums are all in agreement that these are authentic emails.
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LOL ! You Mongoloids are underestimating the Yanks, majority of them are not that stupid to fall for this childish garbage.
“modern Ukraine has no ethnic conflict” if this means in the past 23 years then yes. If they mean from 1918 then no. Even in the 40s the UPA was slaughtering Poles, the Banderistas
This is Putin’s Russia:
Earlier this year, a 488-page document, the product of a decade-long investigation by Spanish prosecutors into the linkages between organized crime and the Kremlin, alleged that Russia’s Chairman of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, owes his political career to Gennady Petrov, a high-ranking member of the Tambov crime syndicate. The Tambov gang was the top mafia clan active in St. Petersburg in the 1990s, around the time when a young Vladimir Putin was active in the city’s government. Spanish wiretaps allegedly caught Bastrykin’s lawyer openly thanking Petrov for having arranged political promotions for his boss. And Bastrykin was hardly the only high-ranking official implicated: there were are at least a few Duma deputies, a former Defense Minister, and even a former Prime Minister.
And just two weeks ago, the results of an investigation published by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny thoroughly shook up Moscow in revealing that the two sons of Russian Attorney General Yuri Chaika had engaged in a close business partnership with Russia’s criminal Godfather Sergei Tsapok. Tsapok, whose gang in Russiaâs Krasnodar region operated with impunity for years and received protection from higher-level authorities, became known country-wide in 2010 after his goons killed a dozen of people, including women and children, in what became known as the Kuschevskaya massacre.
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