Russian media is extremely diverse and far more exciting than its boring, mind-dulling western counterpart
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I strongly believe that there is no better “weapon” in this war than the full translation of Russian articles or videos.
First, contrary to the western propaganda, the Russian media is extremely diverse and anti-Russian or pro-western ideas are richly represented in it. I would even argue that these pro-western ideas are grossly over-represented since the pro-western “non-system opposition” (a Russian term meaning “too small to even get one deputy in the Duma) is supported by less than 5% of the population yet their views are discussed on a daily basis. Folks like Navalnyi, Sobchak, Khodarkovskii, Kasparov, Kasianov, Ponomarev truly represent *nobody* or, should I say, they represent only themselves, which, in essence, is the same thing. In fact, the Russian media is so “diverse” that mainstream TV talkshows regularly degenerate into long screaming matches and sometimes even fist fights!
As a result, the political debates are not only interesting, but even fascinating. I wish I could share with you all the TV debates were I have seen the correspondents of foreign media ripped into shreds by their Russian colleagues accusing them of lying and distorting the truth. Even pro-junta Ukronazis are regularly invited to speak on Russian TV talkshows (even the most famous ones with the biggest audience) where they are often confronted with representatives of Novorussia. Amazing stuff, I assure you!
Second, there is a lot of excellent analytical articles posted in Russia, written not only by journalists, but also by various professionals: lawyers, generals, economists, governors, astronauts, etc. they all love to write and express their point of view. While in the West such technical experts write mostly in the specialized media (the average reader’s attention span and vocabulary mandate short and primitive articles), you can very often find such detailed technical analyses in the Russian general media, including newspapers.
By Russian standards most shows on RT are actually rather dull and tame. Clearly, RT is aimed at a western audience and it is effective, hence the anti-RT hysteria in the USA, NATO and EU. But RT completely pales in comparison to the Russian media: when is the last time you have seen Ishchenko or Starikov on RT? How about a representative of the Donbass? Exactly.
So the language barrier is still the most formidable obstacle in countering the AngloZionist propaganda.