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Putin's PR blitzkrieg in America (townhall.com United States)

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Putin's PR blitzkrieg in America (townhall.com United States)



Russian President Vladimir Putin is very concerned not only about who you would think about — the contractor of the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden, who at once was “turned into a defiant” and an asylum seeker in Russia, but also, to a large extent, many other things , for example, last year’s almost 300 million-dollar government spending on foreign audiovisual multimedia service Russia Today (RT), which was created specifically to feed the Kremlin’s global audiences with a “spoon” uw. And the reports obtained by [us] show that this is only the very top of a huge iceberg, treacherously hidden under the surface of the water.

You may ask - why the authoritarian ruler, the owner of the “iron hand” will care about what the masses think outside of his own country? Well, how can I tell you, if Russia can convince you, a citizen of a western country, that you should focus on criticizing your own government, then you will be much less inclined to criticize it [the governments] geopolitical competitors. Democracy’s greatest strengths - freedom of speech and freedom of the opposition - are also its weaknesses, which a competitor is willing to exploit and use for subversion, he is ready to use them as a means to divide and conquer, as a means of gaining competitive advantage. In Russia itself, and still, all attempts to defend freedom of speech and to oppose the authorities mean for citizens the risk of being imprisoned or killed.

And double standards don't end there. Putin is cracking down on non-governmental organizations, raiding the offices of those who receive foreign funding, regarding them as leading the subversive activities of foreign agents whose sole purpose is to undermine his power. And in the meantime, he is infiltrating his agents into the American media and political institutions.

Putin uses his propaganda apparatus to constantly chastise Western countries for interfering in Syria, Cyprus and other countries where Russia previously had unlimited influence. The text is always the same: the United States and its allies do not keep their hands to themselves, they do not do their job, while Russia is engaged in its own business.

Well, except when it's not her business.

There are three types of intelligence operations: open, hidden and covert. “Open” is when a bridge is simply blown up. “Hidden” is when a bridge is blown up and traces are tangled. “Secret” is when the bridge at the right moment falls apart due to, it seems, an unfortunate accident. Former KGB chief Putin prefers the last two.

Here you have a Russian operation, which falls into the category of "hidden":

Reports show that from 2008 to 2010 a year, Putin, trying to infiltrate into the political structures of America and its media, spent considerable sums - approximately 6.8 million dollars, on payments to only two US firms. This does not include the amounts spent by various Russian, state-controlled, transnational corporations, or enterprises that also followed the instructions of the Kremlin. The reports of the Sunlight Foundation's Foreign Lobbying Influence Tracker (an organization dedicated to tracking foreign lobbying and its influence) show that the Kremlin has made great efforts to hire three American lobbies and PR companies to secure favorable publications in such American media giants as CNBC .com, Politico, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. The documents show that, at least in one case, the lobbyists were tasked to attract journalists “for the presentation of Russia”. The reports also show that one of the firms, on behalf of the Kremlin, conducted an intensive correspondence with the former CNN TV presenter Larry King regarding an exclusive interview with Vladimir Putin.

For such things, the Kremlin has a head of public relations services - Dmitry Peskov. And Larry King is now hosting a TV show on Russia Today.

In other cases, according to the reports of the lobby companies, there was a “multiple exchange of letters” between the producers of the “Future Cities” program (CNN) and a PR firm that received large sums of money to “unleash” the reputation of the client country.

As much as Putin claims, he hates foreign NGOs, as much he seems to favor groups that represent Russia at the forefront - in Washington, and that interact with the Brookings Institution, the RAND Corporation, the German Marshall Foundation, the Center for European Strategic Analysis , The Heritage Foundation, and take part in events organized by the Kato Institute.

PR and lobby firms were also hired to be a “screen” to observe the advancement of the interests of the Kremlin and interact with the political apparatus of Washington. Reports show that they covertly “kept abreast” of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, including monitoring her testimony before the Committee on appropriations for foreign operations of Congress. Also, in connection with the Russian-Georgian conflict, the members of the Foreign Affairs Committee were the objects of attention and impact.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with such a small diplomacy, except for the fact that Russia already has ambassadors and embassies, full of diplomats whose work this is exactly what should be. And it is quite reasonable to assume that it is much easier for an American company representing Russians to deal with their compatriots within the Washington ring road than to someone from another country who lacks connections and whose agenda is much more obvious.

But! If the Kremlin is going to play that game when it has its lobbies and PR groups in America that follow its instructions, then it should stop shouting about “American influence!”

This article is another reminder to the American public of the unpleasant need to critically evaluate everything that she sees or hears.
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  1. Lech from ZATULINKI
    Lech from ZATULINKI 12 September 2013 06: 25
    30
    In Russia itself, until now, all attempts to defend freedom of speech and oppose the authorities mean for citizens the risk of being imprisoned or killed.

    Impudent lies - if you defend this very freedom within the framework of the law, there is no risk.

    Another thing is when some human rights activists and liberals begin to replace concepts and lie insolently, this causes a sharp rejection.
    It is impossible to tolerate the words of a liar, for example, on the law of gay propaganda among young people.
    1. Canep
      Canep 12 September 2013 07: 20
      36
      And I would put a plus to this article, just for the fact that it is, the content is of course complete crap. But the presence of this article suggests that Russia’s foreign policy is as successful as ever, and therefore the West does not like it. And in the information war, Russia triumphs after victory.
      1. mejik
        mejik 12 September 2013 10: 56
        +2
        Quote: Canep
        And I would put a plus to this article,


        This article is another reminder of the unpleasant necessity of the American public. critically evaluate everything that she sees or hears.

        Here is the last paragraph of the article and there is a huge plus. And guided by this quote, we evaluate the article as the midnight delirium of a permanent patient of a psychiatric hospital. And we see that the patient is not amenable to treatment ...
      2. Geisenberg
        Geisenberg 12 September 2013 17: 23
        +1
        Quote: Canep
        And I would put a plus to this article, just for the fact that it is, the content is of course complete crap. But the presence of this article suggests that Russia’s foreign policy is as successful as ever, and therefore the West does not like it. And in the information war, Russia triumphs after victory.


        Ay beautifully formulated.

        It would be nice, of course, to just beat in the information war. This article is a clear signal that RT is doing everything right.
    2. artemiy
      artemiy 12 September 2013 09: 16
      +2
      Only Rachelle Marsden could write such an article! We love our smart president, Mr. Marsden, no matter what you write there! And RT is not in vain getting the money they really work!
    3. Skiff
      Skiff 12 September 2013 09: 17
      +4
      Yes, the article is positive, we have well learned the lessons of the information war, false propaganda and other dirty PR, the article clearly shouts the state of panic and childish resentment, how are we doing it with fat, but from their rubbish !!!
      Gentlemen from the West are accustomed to shitting on everyone and everything, but not here, it turns out Putin is a sort of scoundrel, funny and fun.
    4. Guun
      Guun 12 September 2013 09: 20
      +7
      Rallies in the free world like the United States are dispersed with particular democratic cruelty, the media are lying, homosexuals have flooded the whole space and dictate their rules, and their police officer will immediately direct their weapons at you and can shoot without further ado - here it is a country of freedom, free from human morality and values! But we don’t have that - we are a dictatorial country, we have cops with batons, we don’t disperse rallies of white-collar workers, we squeeze homosexuals and do what we don’t do in a free country, and most importantly we don’t bomb ANYONE and do not impose a dictatorship on independent countries. But they want to impose this freedom of the color of the rainbow through coups, bombings and bribes.
    5. seller trucks
      12 September 2013 10: 01
      +6
      You shouldn’t have zipped the article so much, I really wanted to cheer everyone up in the morning. crying

      now on the topic, very often you hear from the lads and sympathizers that they "merged" Ukraine, allowed to join the EU, Russia and GDP are almost traitors, a few years ago I came across an article that Russia stops funding about Russian organizations in Ukraine , snot, stench, what I see from the article: firstly, the priorities are set correctly with a "long-range scope", having lost one battle (Ukraine) the war is not lost, the article is in support, and the RT project can be considered successful and unambiguously completed. secondly, the competent, balanced foreign policy of Russia makes it possible to attract additional supporters, and, in the most unexpected places, the Vatican, for example, about Italy and the United States (they posted materials this week) I am silent. Competent policy in the situation in Syria, Snowden, anti-gay law, and what, in Russia itself, Putin's image is quite high. Honestly, there is nothing to complain about, or rather there is, but I will not say anything, I am sure everything will be decided for the better. Good day everyone.
      1. hommer
        hommer 12 September 2013 11: 59
        +5
        Quote: seller trucks
        You shouldn’t have zipped the article so much, I really wanted to cheer everyone up in the morning.


        Yes, cheered up, Vitaly, it turned out great! drinks

        The Kremlin has made great efforts to hire three American lobby and PR companies to secure favorable publications in such American media giants as CNBC.com, Politico, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.

        What kind of people, what powerful organizations — for 5-10 years ago, I would never have thought that such boulders would work for Russia!
        This is not Anal with Novodvorskiy!

        Only for the hysteria of Rachelle Marsden about this list plus her article! laughing
    6. Hon
      Hon 12 September 2013 10: 11
      0
      On November 6, 2010, at about 00:40, Oleg Kashin was severely beaten by two unidentified persons waiting for him near his house on Pyatnitskaya Street in Moscow. As a result of the attack, the journalist received broken legs, upper and lower jaws, a concussion, a traumatic detachment of the phalanges of the fingers.

      On November 13, 2008, Mikhail Beketov was beaten up by unknown persons. After that, he was treated for a long time at the Scientific Research Institute named after Sklifosovsky and received a disability of the 1st group. He was amputated with three fingers on his left hand and his right leg, and an operation was conducted at the CITO to extract bone fragments from the brain.
      1. Orel
        Orel 12 September 2013 13: 08
        0
        This article is another reminder to the American public of the unpleasant need to critically evaluate everything that she sees or hears.


        Here are the golden words. Only the author did not think that if the American public follows this principle, then Obama and the government will be taken out of the White House for supporting terrorism ...
    7. Gluxar_
      Gluxar_ 13 September 2013 02: 18
      0
      Quote: Lech s ZATULINKI
      In Russia itself, to this day, all attempts to uphold freedom of speech and oppose the authorities mean that citizens risk being imprisoned or killed. It’s a blatant lie to defend this freedom within the framework of the law. There is no other case when some human rights activists and liberals begin to substitute concepts and lie insolent it causes a sharp rejection. It is impossible to tolerate the words of a liar, for example, on the law of propaganda of gays among young people. (this does not go into any gate)

      He didn’t even read further. What the hell is this feces doing on this site? Minus and remove nafig this vyser.
  2. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 12 September 2013 06: 27
    34
    Putin is cracking down on nongovernmental organizations by raiding the offices of those who receive foreign funding, considering them to be subversive foreign agents. CORRECTLY DOES! Now they were still doing it gently; in Soviet times, it shot in place! This is not counting the infirmation bullying! Well, bots, lovers of the USA can minus, I will not change my opinion !!!
    1. Lech from ZATULINKI
      Lech from ZATULINKI 12 September 2013 06: 32
      +9
      tronin.maxim- bots will come out soon.
      However, here they are in the minority.
      I support your thoughts and for every attack such as Author Rachelle Marsden, you NEED TO IMMEDIATELY respond tenfold with facts in hand.


      And the facts of the subversive activities of these gentlemen against our people and the country are full of.
    2. Alez
      Alez 12 September 2013 07: 53
      +6
      Putin also needs everyone in America and the West to give out satellite Tricolor TV for free, with duplication in all common languages, let them get used to the Russian truth and culture.
    3. eplewke
      eplewke 12 September 2013 10: 10
      +1
      The author decided to stupidly compare the facts without any argument. But I like it, the fact that we devote time and money to something to zombify the American population. But the author is definitely not friends with brains, or he decided to stupidly add dirt to our GDP. You look at the name of the author, could he write a good one? - I don’t think ...
      1. not good
        not good 12 September 2013 15: 09
        0
        Victories in information wars are especially valuable in that they are not bloody, and yet every grain of doubt thrown into the soul will rise sooner or later. And not money, but conviction, you can win the most loyal supporters. And you look, when once again the Yankees comb their hands at the government, the Americans themselves actively express doubts about the correct desires of their elite. Therefore, it’s necessary and even more valuable to fight the West on the information front, but victory is their own weapon. And you should not spare money for it.
    4. stalkerwalker
      stalkerwalker 12 September 2013 14: 53
      +4
      Quote: tronin.maxim
      Now they were still doing it gently; in Soviet times, it shot on the spot! This is not counting the infirmation bullying! Well, bots, lovers of the USA can minus, I will not change my opinion !!!


      Come on, worry ... Only a plus.

      There is an information war, and in this case we can only say one thing -
      For that fought for it and ran!
  3. Tatarus
    Tatarus 12 September 2013 06: 31
    12
    Author Rachelle Marsden I didn’t read immediately, I decided to see the author. I saw RASHEL (Jewish) I think let me read, suddenly I'm wrong. I read it right. This bl. the creature cannot write good things about us

    You may ask - why on earth would an authoritarian ruler, an owner of an “iron hand”, take care of what the masses think outside his own country?

    How much, according to Putin, he hates foreign NGOs, “And where did he say that?”

    But! If the Kremlin is going to play that game when it has its lobbies and PR groups in America that follow its instructions, then it should stop shouting about “American influence!”

    Another brainlessness from stupid American political scientists.
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 12 September 2013 09: 06
      +4
      Quote: Tatarus
      But! If the Kremlin is going to play that game when it has its lobbies and PR groups in America that follow its instructions, then it should stop shouting about “American influence!”

      Here, everything is exactly the opposite: if America sponsors agents of influence in our country, then don't hell shout that Putin is sponsoring a lobby in the states.
  4. Bigriver
    Bigriver 12 September 2013 06: 31
    +2
    DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION !!!
    Russians are coming!!!
    These arrogant, these barbarians dared to play by our rules crying
    But, the conclusion is correct and applies to all audiences:

    This article is another reminder to the American public of the unpleasant need to critically evaluate all that she sees or hears.
    That is, absolutely everything that she hears and sees.

    That's just, it seems, it is unrealizableNo.
    Americans have forgotten how to compare and reflect. They make ready-made cliches.
  5. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 12 September 2013 06: 44
    +5
    After such articles, it will be increasingly difficult for some to write that Putin’s agent is Washington laughing
    In general, the article is good, the most democratic wink
    1. Lech from ZATULINKI
      Lech from ZATULINKI 12 September 2013 06: 56
      11
      Putin leads an independent game - many do not like it and they hang all sorts of labels on it.
      PUTIN has an excellent quality; he always gives the problem to ripen like a ripe apple and makes the right decision to eliminate it.
      As a statesman, he corresponds to his place - although with some of his views (for example, I strongly disagree with his attitude towards the Russian people).
    2. SPACE
      SPACE 12 September 2013 08: 28
      +1
      Quote: Alexander Romanov
      After such articles, it will be increasingly difficult for some to write that Putin’s agent is Washington

      It would be so if they had, at least a crumb of common sense, but they have such a way of life, well, they like to dig deeper into the mud.
      And the article, an absolutely stupid attempt to counter-propaganda with the effect exactly on the turnover, to see they’re doing very badly. True, she is alone, either there or here. But there is no longer any doubt that there, a lie is presented as truth. Simple truth can not reach their not sharp brains. Power is not in Putin, FORCE is in TRUTH.
      Z.Y. Well, what do we consider piglets ...
  6. Kiliny
    Kiliny 12 September 2013 07: 21
    +1
    But! If the Kremlin is going to play that game when it has its lobbies and PR groups in America that follow its instructions, then it should stop shouting about “American influence!”

    Delusional article. Americans everywhere shout what they want and still climb where it is not necessary. And Putin means shut up ?! There are no citizens, you need to play with them according to their own rules! As the saying goes live with wolves ... wink
  7. awg75
    awg75 12 September 2013 07: 21
    +3
    and what do the Americans think that we, like in the 90s, will cut rockets, pour mud on our country and are proud that a McDonald's was built in a neighboring yard ??? DO NOT WAIT xxxxx !!!
  8. Valery Neonov
    Valery Neonov 12 September 2013 07: 24
    0
    The GDP rate is correct, the author writes about this, or rather hysteria! There is a serious psychological war. And the methods of psychological warfare are actively used by all states, political parties, special services and extremist organizations. hi
    1. Zhenya
      Zhenya 12 September 2013 07: 40
      +1
      Valery Neonov When the interlocutor has nothing to say, he begins to hysteria, showing weakness, so his interlocutor is clearly stronger than him morally, so I agree with you. In the world, mass hysteria has begun.
    2. a52333
      a52333 12 September 2013 07: 47
      0
      There is a serious psychological war.
      and GDP began to replay. Good luck RT on their front.
  9. Nitarius
    Nitarius 12 September 2013 07: 37
    +2
    Well done VOVAN! so it means you can carry your democracy in Western countries and even nice.
    here niftyak)))
    they need to carry their concept of freedom beyond the hill!
    the USSR had a strong propaganda machine))) this KGB did not have to be taught))
    1. seller trucks
      12 September 2013 11: 49
      0
      Quote: Nitarius
      Well done VOVAN!


      I share your point of view, but ... I dare to notice this to you not "Vovan", but Vladimir Vladimirovich or VVP, and this is not a matter that I am a "pytinoid" or something else, I think that he does not deserve a familiar attitude , if only because he is the Head of the country and is simply older than most of us, by the way, if you noticed, at VO it is customary to communicate with each other mainly on you
  10. bars280
    bars280 12 September 2013 07: 43
    +1
    I have not read such a balcony of Western propaganda. Maybe it's about any other Russia ??? In my own I did not notice this. After all, there are people who believe this.
    1. omsbon
      omsbon 12 September 2013 08: 10
      +1
      Quote: bars280
      . After all, there are people who believe this.

      As you will see on the "man" a white ribbon and a cabbage in a beard, know this one believes!
  11. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 12 September 2013 07: 43
    0
    from the Don.
    Look how you squealed! As they say, I’ll see a log in a stranger’s eye .... I think this is the beginning of the end for the layman of USA! Brains will explode from Russian counter-propaganda! And someone will be forced to think about what is happening around. And I don’t feel sorry for such a thing !
  12. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 12 September 2013 07: 47
    +1
    So they got them tightly, hooked on a living - ish how maggots spun! Do not like it when they are covered with their own card.
  13. Paul
    Paul 12 September 2013 07: 56
    +2
    for example about
    last year's almost 300
    million dollar
    government spending on
    foreign audiovisual
    multimedia service Russia
    Today (RT), specially designed
    to feed from the spoon
    Kremlin worldview
    global audience.

    SO WHAT? THESE MONEY WERE NOT SPRAYED !!!, AND ENCOURAGED TO IMPROVE THE IMAGE OF RUSSIA AND IF YOU WOULD NOT FINANCE RT AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS Syria HAVE ALREADY BOMBED AGAIN, the author -> author -> author WAKE UP THE WORLD OF AMERIA DZEZIAN. , WP DO NOT LIVE AT YOUR BLOOD)

    YES FROM THESE 0,3 yards the effect of more than two f22 CONDITIONAL OPPONENT :)
    1. wax
      wax 12 September 2013 11: 34
      0
      300 million bucks - compared to spending the States on the media finally zilch. But what is the efficiency of the truth - spun like a snake in a hot frying pan.
  14. left-wing
    left-wing 12 September 2013 08: 10
    +1
    Oh my God, what is this article of agony for the fact that they began to pour into Western heads a fraction of our view of problems? Apparently they are very hot since they are already coming up with sponsorship of their own media from Russia. As always unfounded, without any evidence: "Reports show ..." what reports who made them? Who conducted them? On what grounds? Water water!
  15. HAM
    HAM 12 September 2013 08: 30
    +2
    Whose would it moo! I didn’t even begin to read this nonsense. They offended the "white and fluffy", pouring tons of all sorts of rubbish on RUSSIA, and there was one window (rt) and so many shouts. .p., on which they spent even more money. Now with their lard and according to their musals ..
  16. JIaIIoTb
    JIaIIoTb 12 September 2013 08: 31
    +2
    Heh. That is, the West promotes its ideals with us-and it should be. When we begin our propaganda with them, this is a violation of their rights. Not that we will prove to all Westerners that their freedom ends where OUR freedom begins.

    Sincerely.
  17. holding
    holding 12 September 2013 08: 35
    +2
    From the first lines I realized that he was writing "a stranger." The article reflects the Western view of Russia. So, this look is very cloudy, the look of a patient who confuses reality with his "inner world" after taking pills.
    In general, what is happening now in the world cannot but rejoice. And this is also the merit of RT, as well as the entire "propaganda machine of Russians" bully .
  18. rugor
    rugor 12 September 2013 08: 49
    +1
    The article only confirms that we are taking the right course, comrades.
  19. kmike
    kmike 12 September 2013 08: 57
    +1
    And you Rachel apparently were very offended by Russia that you couldn’t plant Snowden for 100 years or an electric chair, that you couldn’t help the sidekick, who feeds on people's hearts, that you couldn’t throw women and children who were still alive after applying Sarin by your sidekicks. In short, this round of the information war the West lost outright. You will probably understand the truth when your sidekicks will poison you, and even that is unlikely.
  20. Horst78
    Horst78 12 September 2013 08: 58
    +1
    All is said correctly, only this country is the United States
  21. fzr1000
    fzr1000 12 September 2013 09: 13
    0
    Rachel flew like plywood over New York past Russian grants to the Western media, that's sadness.
  22. Paul 23rus
    Paul 23rus 12 September 2013 09: 26
    +2
    Do not like ? They themselves invented this game, I can say one thing - and the thief shouted, keep the thief .....
  23. Rif
    Rif 12 September 2013 09: 44
    +1
    "The $ 300 million government spending on the Russia Today (RT) overseas audiovisual multimedia service" is against some $ XNUMX billion for US NGOs in Russia, asymmetrically, however.
  24. Smith
    Smith 12 September 2013 09: 46
    +2
    the author of the article is coming !!!!!
    1. Rebus
      Rebus 12 September 2013 15: 08
      0
      Quote: Blacksmith
      the author of the article is coming !!!!!

      Neither idiots, but idiots wassat ... In general, Americans have a hysterical-idiotic mindset (A vivid example of Hilary Clinton). I would be surprised if the article spoke positively about Russia or GDP ....
  25. Echo
    Echo 12 September 2013 09: 48
    +1
    Ah, how America screeched ...
  26. pensioner
    pensioner 12 September 2013 10: 12
    0
    Quote: Echo
    all attempts to uphold freedom of speech and oppose the authorities pose a risk for citizens to be imprisoned or killed.

    I like the second sentence more ...
    1. stalkerwalker
      stalkerwalker 12 September 2013 14: 58
      +4
      Quote: retired
      all attempts to uphold freedom of speech and oppose the authorities pose a risk for citizens to be imprisoned or killed.
      I like the second sentence more ...


      Yes, and this is nonsense ...
      "Auntie" was carried away by the ravings of the "hunchback" granddaughter - word for word.
  27. Georgic
    Georgic 12 September 2013 10: 14
    +2
    Here they are scum.
    What-what, but freedom is not needed here at the Amerz granny. We saw, we know.
  28. pensioner
    pensioner 12 September 2013 10: 18
    +1
    Quote: retired
    neither secretly "kept a finger on the pulse" of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
    Yes, what could be found at this hanger ??
    1. wax
      wax 12 September 2013 11: 47
      0
      Yes, what could be found at this hanger ??

      Perhaps the diapers - here Hillary did not wear them and ... on you - public diarrhea.
  29. Max otto
    Max otto 12 September 2013 10: 21
    +1
    Why are you nervous? Everything is correct. GDP is doing everything right. And let him continue, with renewed vigor.
  30. Sunjar
    Sunjar 12 September 2013 10: 24
    +1
    Oh, the poor are upset that they are working against them by their own methods. But the only thing the author completely forgets, or rather is silent, that in their country the law on NGOs is much stricter than ours. Step left, step right and goodbye America ... RT is very popular abroad and has more than a billion views. As foreigners themselves say: if you want to know what our government is silent about - watch RT. "Lies are effective only in the short term, truth is eternal. For their uninterrupted stream of lies, their own people cease to trust them. Therefore, the whole world now looks at Russia as to the only country with a conscience and rationality.
  31. dimon-media
    dimon-media 12 September 2013 10: 26
    +2
    In Russia itself, until now, all attempts to defend freedom of speech and oppose the authorities mean for citizens the risk of being imprisoned or killed.
    Absurd delirium. Communist Party, LDPR, Fair Russia is also the opposition! Continue the list of opponents of our government? Which of them was planted? Zyuganov? Zhirinovsky? Or their party leaders and assistants? If you oppose it within the framework of Russian law (still try to say that there is no freedom of speech in the country), then you will not be threatened with criminal, administrative or any prosecution in general. Watch TV shows. Sometimes you think a dialogue is going on or they transmit the encryption with the Morse code-pi-pi-pi. Where is more freedom of speech? And what does it mean to be killed ?? Killer remove from the SVD from the attic? Does a land mine explode under the bottom of the car? The author, I'm sorry ... definitely a minus. if you were referring to the detention of Pussy Wright, then these bribes were deserved for their vandalism and abuse of the feelings of believing citizens.
  32. washi
    washi 12 September 2013 11: 09
    +1
    I don’t understand why they minus the article? Indeed, it describes OUR SUCCESS. If similar articles began to appear in the west, then we are doing everything right.
    1. wax
      wax 12 September 2013 11: 49
      0
      Well, HER minus - is our plus.
  33. Ddhal
    Ddhal 12 September 2013 11: 24
    +1
    What does this author do on this site?
    I assumed that we are on a patriotic portal. The article is a minus at infinity ...
    1. stalkerwalker
      stalkerwalker 12 September 2013 15: 00
      +5
      Quote: DDHAL
      What does this author do on this site?


      "... To beat the enemy, you need to know his weapon, what breathes, as he thinks ..."
      hi
  34. major071
    major071 12 September 2013 11: 43
    +5
    The patient is more likely dead than alive ... (I'm talking about the author). Tantrum and hysterics again, snot all over the face. Oh, how dare they, how dare, because only we, dermocratic America, can do this, and you to us with our shit and in the guts! Russia - keep it up!
  35. Manul
    Manul 12 September 2013 11: 47
    0
    The United States spent tens of trillions of dollars on the Cold War, it probably takes billions to billions for the information war ... Our unfortunate 300 million (by the way, where did you get the figure from?) pouring anti-Russian propaganda .. If not for the Monstrous amount of lies about our people and country, no one would even have thought to spend money comparable .. with three aircraft for the army. The Russians are a very adequate people, and perfectly understands what and what. And meanness from a justified rebuff perfectly distinguishes.
  36. Cherdak
    Cherdak 12 September 2013 12: 08
    0
    I advise you to compare

    Putin is cracking down on nongovernmental organizations by raiding the offices of those who receive foreign funding, viewing them as subversive foreign agents whose sole purpose is to undermine his power.

    and below:

    Reports from the Sunlight Foundation's Foreign Lobbying Influence Tracker (an organization that tracks foreign lobbying and its influence) show that the Kremlin has made great efforts to hire three American lobbies ...

    Interestingly, local readers only use the cerebellum? Or use the head to put another hamburger in it?
  37. Dim1
    Dim1 12 September 2013 12: 09
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    Two-faced creatures
  38. IRBIS
    IRBIS 12 September 2013 12: 19
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    We moved ... We ran ... They do not like it when they are immersed in their own. They understand that they are losing in all respects, but they cannot do anything. But this is only the beginning, they still poorly understand how their game of "democracy" will turn out for them.
  39. slvevg
    slvevg 12 September 2013 13: 04
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    Delivered an article plus !!! Because it uplifted laughing
    Actually the article breathes indignation at the correct state of things (from Russia) request
    Well, how can I tell you, if Russia can convince you, a citizen of a Western country, that you should focus on criticizing your own government, then you will be much less likely to criticize its [government] geopolitical competitors.
    That's right!
    The United States and its allies do not keep their hands to themselves, they are not going into their own business, while Russia is doing its own thing. Well, except when it's not her business.
    hard to argue! tongue
  40. erased
    erased 12 September 2013 13: 15
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    And what, sorry, interest, this article does on the site? Or as a seed? Like here is your goal, atu her! Well then, would they add a portrait of Obama with a homosexual flag - they would certainly spit it on.
  41. KG_patriot_last
    KG_patriot_last 12 September 2013 13: 36
    +1
    Change the name RT to CNN, Russia to the USA, Putin to Obama and you can start the article without editing. As if the Americans were not the first to come up with this ...
  42. nod739
    nod739 12 September 2013 14: 01
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    live with wolves ..- by wolf

    article - plus! - you need to understand what they write about us, warned - means armed.
    and the fact that lobbies, Ducs, these were not ruled by us, but by the West.
    stroking a speck we don’t notice their log as always,
    but about NGOs. when there was a schucher, how many of them do we have ??? and how many are in the United States ???
    for me, I would just close them and that's it. prohibited. our country is our rule. Well, the red cross can be left. if you want to impose something clever on us (maybe we are wrong in something, I admit) - write clever books - you will definitely read clever and correct ones,
  43. NKVD
    NKVD 12 September 2013 14: 03
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    Even a child in the form of Guantanomo and legalized torture knows your freedom
  44. maxbrov74
    maxbrov74 12 September 2013 14: 40
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    Putin uses his propaganda apparatus to constantly chastise Western countries for interfering in Syria, Cyprus and other countries where Russia previously had unlimited influence. The text is always the same: the United States and its allies do not keep their hands to themselves, they do not do their job, while Russia is engaged in its own business.


    Once again, the very case when looking for a speck in the eye of another does not notice a log in its own way. Well, that’s him, right, Doctor Evil of some sort, not Putin ...
  45. Free Island
    Free Island 12 September 2013 15: 13
    +1
    The author of the article is a goof!))))) RT is the first information weapon of Russia)))) and right off the bat - Russia with the help of this weapon, as soon as possible, smashed to smithereens the information machine of the West that had been built for decades)) I am lying, a brazen, ubiquitous machine)))) this machine kicked into people's ears tales about how good a gentleman is now not handshake and politically deceased Mikha Saakashvilev, about how good and smart Zhora Bushev (who does not need to be a psychologist on his face, that he has three classes of education, a gray mass, empty eyes), McCain, clearly long ago and tightly addicted to some kind of synthetic "system"))))) Orgasm on the air of Hillary Clinton at the sight of Gaddafi's murder, about how good they are , peddlers of democracy at the tip of a bayonet and a bobma ... and then oops, Rasha Today, a Russian TV channel in English aimed at bringing the truth into the powdered heads of Western people))))))))) Poor authors of such articles now don't even know to work off their fees, which they received for lying on the air :))) In general, I am often struck by the thought that Putin is not eternal .. you never know what may happen .. soon .. there is not much time and it will be gone. .either physically, or as a president, and this realization makes me scared, because people like Dmitry Anatolyevich Aifonov, Taburetkin, Yeltsin, Gorbachev may come again and then we will again slide into the abyss ... LONG YEARS OF LIFE AND GOOD HEALTH TO PUTIN !!!!
  46. VasDA
    VasDA 13 September 2013 06: 04
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    For this article and others like them, you need to enter the tag "western popabol" on the site ... laughing
  47. solomon
    solomon 13 September 2013 09: 04
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    The article was entertaining.