Why Russian Media Mourn East Germany
Ten years ago, Russian TV channels depicted the 1989 demolition of the Berlin Wall between the two Germanies as a triumph for freedom and democracy. But today, the rhetoric has sharply shifted. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova declared that people’s hopes for “a peaceful, prosperous, united Europe” after the Wall have not been met. Current Time’s Footage Vs. Footage program examined how Russian media match that message.