Contents tagged with Russian Media

  • Russia accuses US special services of trying to recruit Russian media

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said that Russian media representatives, including those in the United States, are being recruited by Special Services, reports Interfax.

    "Recently, representatives of Russian media, including in the US, have been subjected to severe pressure from the Special Services, namely, attempts at recruitment," Zakharova said. She added that the journalists received threats without specifying details.

    Russia considers such actions to be an " …

  • Putin promises to respond to US on 'oppression of Russian media'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club that Moscow would act in kind in the case of the oppression of Russian media in the US, reports Interfax.

    "In this case, we would only act symmetrically, and fairly quickly," the Russian leader said.

    "As soon as we see concrete steps restricting the activities of our media, a mirror answer will immediately follow," he stressed.

    Putin also pointed out that the situation surrounding the Russian media in the US is …

  • Russia Today removes a fake video about New York 'Putin burger' from its YouTube channel

    The news agency Ruptly, a member of Russia Today (RT) removed a video about the "Putin burger" from its YouTube channel, Ruptly TV. The “Putin burger” was presented at the New York restaurant Lucy's Cantina Royale on the occasion of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s birthday.

    In the video, which was published on the channel on Friday, October 6, the restaurant waitress said that the burger with five cutlets was served with potatoes, sauce and salad and it weighed 1,952 grams, a reference to …

  • Mogherini: EU counter-propaganda group reveals over 3000 cases of disinformation by Russian-speaking media over two years

    The EU’s operational working group for strategic communications, called the East StratCom Team, has identified more than 3000 cases of disinformation from Russian-language media over two years, said EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

    "It is important for us to analyze, predict and react to disinformation. For this reason we created the first working group on strategic communications within the framework of the European External Action Service ( …

  • Russian hackers fabricated evidence of cooperation between Russian independent media and the U.S. State Department

    Russian hackers fabricated evidence of cooperation between the U.S. State Department and independent Russian media and opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The corresponding research was published by the human rights organization Citizen Lab.

    According to Republic news outlet, the falsification became possible after hackers got access to the documents of American journalist David Satter, who had worked for Radio Liberty in Moscow since 2013. Before placing Satter's documents in the public domain, …

  • Macron denied Russian media a presence at his pre-election events

    French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron excludes the possibility of the presence of journalists from Russian state-run media Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik at his pre-election events. A spokesman from the headquarters of the leader of the independent movement "En Marche!" (“Forward!”) announced this on Friday, April 28.  

    According to the spokesman, the reason for this decision is that the Kremlin-funded television channel and the news agency disseminate "false information" about the …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry launches project to expose 'fake news' about Russia

    Russian authorities have launched a project aimed at refuting media reports they believe to be false.

    A new page on the Russian foreign ministry's website has appeared named “Examples of publications circulating false information about Russia.”

    Currently the Russian foreign ministry has listed five media sources, among them are NBC News, the Telegraph, the New York times, and Bloomberg. In addition, the much lesser known site the Santa Monica Observer was also listed.

    The revelations made by …

  • NATO accuses Russia of publishing fake news about the Alliance

    NATO accused Russia of strengthening its disinformation campaign after the annexation of the Crimea in March 2014, Deutsche Welle reported.

    According to NATO’s data, the Russian media companies Sputnik and Russia Today (RT) have repeatedly published fake material.

    "NATO has been dealing with a significant increase in Russian propaganda and disinformation since Russia's illegal annexation of the Crimea in 2014," the spokesperson of the Alliance, Oana Lungescu, told Reuters on Saturday, …

  • Belarusian Ministry of Information accuses Russian media of insulting the Belarusian people

    The Ministry of Information of the Republic of Belarus calls on Russian authorities to take measures against media outlets that are challenging the sovereignty of the Republic.

    “An analysis of the information space revealed a recent increase in the emergence of information that is biased and, on occasion, blatantly destructive, towards Belarus, the authority of the country, and the Belarusian people, in a number of media and internet resources,” BelTA News quoted the Minister of Information, …

  • Argentina bans Russia Today broadcasts

    The Argentine government announced the termination of broadcasting for Russian news channel Russia Today (RT). The decision will come into force within 60 days.

    According to Radio Liberty, RT’s 24-hour news in Spanish began broadcasting in Argentina in October 2014 with great pomp. Its launch began with a general television program with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the then President of Argentina Cristina Kirchner as guests.

    Argentina's consent to include RT into the state television …