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03 June 2021
Explainer: Why Media ‘Foreign Agents’ In Russia And The U.S. Are Not The Same Thing
In a May 13 briefing, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated that Russian requirements for “foreign agents” are a response to similar such regulations in the United States. We examined Zakharova’s remarks to pinpoint where the differences actually lie.
11 May 2021
Russia’s Ruse? A ‘Deepfake’ Leonid Volkov Contacts Baltic Media, Politicians
A pseudo-Leonid Volkov, a close colleague of jailed Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, has appeared recently in video conversations and phone calls with Baltic media and politicians to discuss Russia’s human-rights situation and Navalny supporters' alleged plans.
28 April 2021
'A Breath Of Fresh Air': Independent Russian TV Channel Airs Navalny Investigations
An independent TV channel in Siberia is one of the few Russian media outlets that has covered jailed opposition figure Aleksei Navalny. The Krasnoyarsk Independent Regional Channel (TVK) has reported on Navalny's anti-corruption investigations and on protests against President Vladimir Putin.
18 February 2021
'Not A Domestic Legal Issue': U.S. Amb. To Russia John Sullivan On Aleksei Navalny
In an interview with Current Time, U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan outlines why the United States disagrees with Moscow that the imprisonment of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny is strictly a domestic issue. He also responds to the impact of Russia's "foreign-agents" law.
26 January 2021
'Political Pedophiles': How Russian TV Presents Pro-Navalny Protest Organizers
Russia's most prominent TV host has denounced the organizers of rallies demanding the release of jailed opposition leader Aleksei Navalny as "political pedophiles." His insult sets the tone of coverage by many pro-Kremlin media outlets.
30 November 2020
Fake News: Belarusian State TV Presents The Same People In Various Roles
Yulia Artsyukh appears not only as a news reporter but is also presented as a typical mother who is outraged by anti-government protests. People on social media have pointed to other faces that appear in multiple roles, with one critic saying that state media can't find real pro-regime interviews.
12 November 2020
Russian TV's Misleading Reports On The U.S. Election
Russian TV coverage of the U.S. election has focused strongly on claims by President Donald Trump and his supporters that there has been massive fraud and irregularities, without mentioning the lack of solid evidence to back up those sweeping charges.