Translated by Inessa Sinchougova for Fort Russ
19th April, 2016
This excerpt features Alexei Venediktov, Chief Producer and part owner of Echo Moscow, a radio and TV channel that promotes anti-Putin rhetoric. This media outlet is often anti-Russia, discredits Russian history on air, makes no secret of offending veterans, and speaks ill of key Russian figures and policies.
The second is Mihail Kulistikov, head of Russia’s national TV channel NTV, with prior links to the CIA-funded Radio Svoboda. While Western mainstream media is busy painting Russia’s media landscape as a Kremlin-controlled sphere, the situation on the ground is somewhat different…