Media

This isn’t Fascism – but what is it?

Posted on May 25, 2016
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In 1990, American lawyer Mike Godwin formulated his now-famous eponymous law, which asserts that “as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving the Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.”

“Russia is condemned to this state of affairs for many decades to come.”

Posted on May 24, 2016
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Andrei Movchan, Valentin Baryshnikov “Russia is still a long way from economic collapse, but it’s gradually moving in that direction.” In this interview, Movchan discusses potential scenarios for Russia’s development in the coming years. Will the regime use up Russia’s …

Oysters don’t agree with everybody

Posted on May 20, 2016

There’s no “r” in the month of May, but who knows if that’s why the Kremlin was so upset at RBC’s reporting of plans to set up an oyster farm next to “Putin’s Palace.”

Cultural cringe

Posted on May 18, 2016
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There’s a specific genre of Russian journalism that has no counterpart in the West – it essentially involves asking foreigners who live in Russia to give their opinions on anything and everything.

The true cost of a free press

Posted on May 17, 2016
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Sergey Orlov The government is continuing its attack on the RBC media group. But how come regional media is so quiescent? The whole RBC story bears the stamp of federal involvement: the media group belongs to Mikhail Prokhorov, one of …

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