Skip to comments.No Russians among Slavyansk self-defense forces – NYT reporters
Posted on 05/06/2014 3:07:25 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
Self-defense forces in the anti-Kiev stronghold of Slavyansk are Ukrainians, not Russians, who distrust the new regime and the Western powers that support it, New York Times reporters have discovered. The forces also said they are not being paid to fight.
Two New York Times reporters have spent a week in the city of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine, talking to members of the self-defense forces. The journalists visited self-defense checkpoints and observed the forces as they battled Ukrainian troops amid a military assault on the city on Friday.
The resistance fighters of the 12th Company, part of the Peoples Self-Defense of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic, deny claims made by Kiev and its Western sponsors that Russia or private tycoons are paying them to fight.
This is not a job, one of the activists, Dmitry told the NYT reporters. It is a service.
Armed with dated weapons, the self-defense activists said they would have bought new weapons if they had financial support. The NYT journalists reported seeing weapons from the 1980s and 1990s in checkpoints and warehouses.
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I hope they remembered to make sure the Self-Defense Forces are composed of an appropriately diverse selection of warfighters, counselors, and activists.
In before “Putin is the Second Coming!”
is this the same new york times that denied the ukraine fammine a few years back?
SE Asia in the 60's.
Central America in the 80's.
The Mid East in the 2000's.
Durante all over again! LIES!!!!!!!!!!!!
Russian Colonel Igor Girkin: Only five of my guys dead in Sloviansk —
I guess that makes russians in Ukraine ‘’official’’’
in spite of what kremlon internet trolls say.
Or make up...Ed
2014....NY Times lies about the USSR's invasion of yet another weaker,smaller,neighbor.
Duranty was reporting at a time when opinions were strongly divided on the Soviet Union and its leadership. Their participation in the League of Nations was viewed optimistically by some. Others saw an inevitable confrontation between Fascism and Communism as requiring individuals to take one side or the other. Even into World War II, Joseph E. Davies, U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1936–38), represented positively both "Russia and its people in their gallant struggle to preserve the peace until ruthless aggression made war inevitable" and Stalin as a "decent and clean-living" man and "a great leader."
Many reporters of Duranty's time slanted their coverage in favour for the Soviet Union, either because the capitalist world was sinking under the weight of the Great Depression, out of a true belief in Communism or out of fear of being expelled from Moscow, which would result in the loss of livelihood. Also, many editors found it hard to believe a state would deliberately starve millions of its own people. However, even with this to consider, Duranty's reports were the source of much frustration from The Times readers in 1932, as his reports directly contradicted the paper's own editorial page.
While Duranty has been criticized generally for deferring to Stalin and the Soviet Union's official propaganda rather than reporting news, the major controversy regarding his work is his reporting on the great famine of 1932–33, now known as the Holodomor. Since the 1970s, Duranty's work has come under increasingly harsh fire for reporting there was no famine, even while it was clear from his personal exchanges that he was fully aware of the scale of the calamity. Indeed, he privately reported to the British embassy in Moscow that as many as 10 million people may have died, directly or indirectly, from famine in the Soviet Union in the previous year. * Robert Conquest has written several books, starting in the 1970s—including The Great Terror and Harvest of Sorrow and most recently Reflections on a Ravaged Century (1990)—critical of Duranty's reporting.
- Such political commentators as Joseph Alsop and Andrew Stuttaford have criticized Duranty. Alsop said, "Lying was Duranty's stock in trade."
- British journalist Malcolm Muggeridge called Duranty "the greatest liar I ever knew."
- American engineer Zara Witkin, who worked in the USSR from 1932 to 1934, and British intelligence[clarification needed] have shown that Duranty knowingly misrepresented the famine.
Duranty has also been retroactively criticized for defending Stalin's notorious Moscow Trials of 1938, which were staged to eliminate potential challengers to Stalin's authority.
S. J. Taylor, author of the critical Duranty biography, "Stalin's Apologist", argues that Duranty's reporting was a key factor in U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1933 decision to grant official recognition to the Soviet Union.
God! this type of sarcasm is very difficult to write sometimes.
The Old Gray Whore turns another trick.
Thankfully, I’m not one of her marks.
“There is no starvation in the Ukraine” New York Times.
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Walter Duranty was the NYT apologist for Stalin and the Holomodor.
It was decades before the Left admitted he lied.
And it wasn't "he lied" as in "he didn't know and said any old thing". He knew about the millions of deaths and lied about it in his articles.
Who knew Paul Cruz was in favor of Peddling KGB propaganda from a Russian Propaganda tv network run for. sociopath tyrant / former KGB monster named Putin.
So troll did you join in Oct 2 2013 to peddle KGB lies ?