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US Expands Russian-Aimed Propaganda Budget by More Than 100%

Because it’s worth it, that’s why.

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22:44 04.03.2015

Despite its denial of any involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, and repeated criticism of Russian media, a senior official now admits that the US State Department has nearly doubled its funding for its Russian-language propaganda programs, since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis. 418 more words

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Russian soldier fighting in Ukraine is proud of Putin for deceiving the world

My eye was drawn to one paragraph here.

A common misperception in the West is a somewhat naïve expectation that Russian people would rebel, if they only knew that 

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Spinning Russia

Interesting spin on Spinning Russia.

This is completely counter to how I see it and how most Westerners see it.

Who are these three experts?  I’ve never heard of them and, quite frankly, they appear to be Russian apologists. 169 more words

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ISIS’ propaganda backfires as it loses ground

Friday, 27 February 2015

For almost two weeks, news reports from the battlefields in Iraq have been noting tough times for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). 931 more words

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Putin will personally oversee the investigation of the Assassination of Nemtsov

Putin will personally head the investigation of Boris Nemtsov.

How does one investigate the murder one ordered?

Find someone in Lubyanka to blame.

MOSCOW — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said. 155 more words

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Russian Media not Covering Nemtsov Assassination until very late

The news of the death of Boris Nemtsov has not been covered by Russian media.

One hour and twenty minutes after this tragic event, RT and others were not covering this event. 151 more words

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