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How to foreign lobbying funds hook on the regional Russian media

Earlier this month, the NTV channel aired the documentary “State Department Debtors” in which it was told about the way overseas lobbyists push their ideas and interests through the Russian media. In principle, feeding certain media working in Russian jurisdiction with grants from all sorts of Western structures aiming at creating the “right” information field for themselves in the Russian Federation was not a secret until the film was released on the NTV television channel. However, the film “Debtors of the State Department” with documentary evidence laid everything out on the shelves, and these contents of these “shelves” should be considered separately.

So, what is it actually about? And it’s about the fact that Western partners, who, well, are very interested in the information and political background in Russia, decide to put certain media on their own hook with a certain kind of financial infusions. And in the overwhelming majority of cases we are talking about regional media that are far from great in scale, both financial and, in fact, informational. It would seem, for what, for example, the Soros Foundation is financing Chelyabinsk or Tula newspapers, because the old man Soros, it seems, got used to much more global things ... However, the interaction with regional publications, according to the old man Soros, has pretty much done Russia, justified.

How to foreign lobbying funds hook on the regional Russian media

The fact is that regional mass media have modest budgets, limited staff, a narrow list of published topics, but, like any media, there are certain ambitions, aspirations and hopes. And here the problem “there is ambition - there is no money” and decided in due time to take advantage of foreign organizations whose task is to build a frankly anti-state (and even anti-people) information field on Russian media spaces. I decided to use Mr. Soros, mentioned in the film by the correspondent of NTV, and other guides of the ideas of the “exclusive nation” decided to take advantage.

And do not be Soros Soros, if you were handing out money to Russian small media just like that - they say, take and write (shoot) for fun. It was not there! To begin with, the regional media goes through a stage of monitoring and preliminary analysis. The ideal option for a foreign “investor” is one in which a rag or Internet portal has already been marked with articles in the style “in our city are completely crooks and thieves - it's time to blame!” If something like this was published, then a foreign fund (and in the NTV film it is about the MDIF and IREX funds, the first of which deciphers itself as the “Media Investment Fund”) takes the media on a pencil. Further, the owner of the media receives a proposal “on development”. Well, when it comes to "development", then regional publications, and first of all their owners, consider that it is impossible to pass by such a proposal. So the hook with an appetizing bait in the form of promises about the large-scale "developing" activity and financing is swallowed.

And financing is also interesting. The same MDIF and IREX allocate money not just in the form of a grant, but as a loan. First loan, second loan, followed by a loan to pay off the first two borrowings, etc. As a result, a small media outlet, whose management seriously hoped to turn around for foreign “material aid”, falls into total dependence on its creditors, with all the ensuing consequences for the information policy of this media outlet. And now the regional newspaper often turns into a sort of Voice of America or Radio Liberty, de jure having no contacts with those or others, but having debts and “wishes” from the old man’s colleagues before the same old Soros Soros to write about what worries primarily "partners." Newspaper pages are filled with materials that the current Van Vanych is a corrupt official, a drunkard and a rowdy, but Pyotr Nikodimovchi, who has undergone internship abroad, is riding outside the city and for its inhabitants. You know, Van Vanych has bad roads, and Pyotr Nikodimovich will attract American, Canadian and other investors to the city and everything, for sure, will repair, arranging a local privatization option, “so that investors can come.” And now the hypothetical Pyotr Nikodimovich becomes almost a star of the local media, although these same media do not really spread that this PR campaign is carried out through the “investors” ...

And if someone in such zombie media suddenly decides to bang, saying that he wants to return to old carefree days when a local newspaper wrote about planting flowers and trees on the central avenue and opening a shelter for homeless pets, then with such an employee say goodbye But not just to say goodbye, but at the same time even wagging a finger with the words: “Do not even think about telling about our virtues!” But not everyone keeps the “vow of silence”, and sooner or later the secret becomes obvious ... Sooner or later the readers of such media will find out about who is behind the publications, being the main "investor" of lobbied materials.

Is it a novelty that some media in Russia are being courted by foreign funds? Hardly. After all, it was known from the time of Gorbachev about how foreign partners tried to take the media environment of Russia into circulation. It was then that the concepts of “democracy and publicity” suddenly began to justify any publications from the category “we have complete shit, and they have a heaven on earth!” It was then that Western propaganda whales began to appear in the person of Radio Liberty, which still operate pores, but at the same time experiencing obvious problems with ratings and the confidence of Russians. Simply, the Russians have already, as they say, ate with these sayings about “Russian drunkards”, about “everything is lost” and about “letting bombers use colander in order to make housewives happy with good dishes” ... Eat plenty to fill and plus knew what freedom is Western-style words that have nothing to do with real freedom of speech.
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  1. Ramzes33
    Ramzes33 17 March 2016 06: 15
    No one has canceled the information war or the battle for the minds. Lice test is not given to everyone to pass. However, the enemy must know in person.
    1. Megatron
      Megatron 17 March 2016 12: 30
      An article from the same series as the enemy’s machinations around, State Department spies, etc., etc.

      That Obama makes us pits on the roads at night, knocks down bridges like in Primorye, craps in elevators.

      About these most notorious "foreign internships", our people's choices have already been written a lot about how they fly there in business class jets, book the best hotels, and as a result, the bills for the entire delegation are already tens of millions of rubles.

      So you need to start with yourself, and for a long time.
      1. Al1977
        Al1977 17 March 2016 13: 09
        Quote: Megatron
        our elected representatives have already written quite a bit about how they fly there in business class jets, book the best hotels, as a result, the bill for the entire delegation goes already to tens of millions of rubles.

        They said above that the enemy must be known in person. We can say that this is intelligence activity. They do it right, and you need to teach children there so that they have a vaccination and they never repeat these mistakes. And they go there for treatment solely for the sake of caring for the Motherland, to show these ghouls how fearless we are and are not afraid of their Gostorbay-gay clinics.
        1. jjj
          jjj 17 March 2016 15: 32
          When they still said about Russian journalism: "They will take the money and write the truth." Only those who love this business are dirty in the media. And people with a head can and re-register the newspaper
      2. Megatron
        Megatron 17 March 2016 21: 44
        Especially for anonymous mine-serov.
  2. venaya
    venaya 17 March 2016 06: 33
    Is it a novelty that some media outlets in Russia are courted by foreign funds?

    As long as our media exist, and they exist already with the beginning of the reign of Peter I, so much they are courted by foreign funds, this should always be taken into account. If it were otherwise, then no revolutions in the country would be possible to carry out, verified by practice.
    1. Al1977
      Al1977 17 March 2016 13: 14
      Quote: venaya
      As long as our media exist, and they exist already with the beginning of the reign of Peter I, then so much they are courted by foreign funds

      Are you talking about newspapers and TV in the USSR? Or about federal channels under Putin? Maybe about Gazprom-Media, the National Media Group? Who controls the top five channels with the highest ratings, which form the opinions of 90% of Russia's population?
  3. Viktor_24reg
    Viktor_24reg 17 March 2016 06: 40
    And if someone in such zombie media suddenly decides to kick up, saying that he wants to return to the old carefree days ......... And what is the problem with the leadership ?! Bankrupt LLC "Mordova Today", open "Today's Mordova" and that's all, they publish a newspaper through the same kiosks / stalls with texts about grass. Oh, che-che, but to kill a credited enterprise with us is fie and it is not.
    1. alicante11
      alicante11 17 March 2016 11: 41
      Bankrupt LLC "Mordova Today", open "Today's Mordova" and that's all, they publish a newspaper through the same kiosks / stalls with texts about grass. Oh, che-che, but to kill a credited enterprise we have - ugh and there is none.

      Well, it’s not so simple, of course, there will be a lot of hemorrhoids to open a new media. But nothing insurmountable, if there are grandmas - no.
  4. strelets
    strelets 17 March 2016 06: 43
    For some regional and local authorities, close attention and kicks in the sciatic nerve would not be in the way.
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 17 March 2016 06: 59
      For some regional and local authorities, close attention and kicks in the sciatic nerve would not be in the way.

      Putin is not enough for everyone ... the corn on the leg will work.
      The media system of RUSSIA itself should be reformatted so that it swallows SOROS money in favor of RUSSIA.
      How to do this should think smart heads in the FSB.

      In my opinion, again, all the activities of SOROS chicks should be carefully taken care of by the local FSB bodies, correcting the lost souls of our journalists.
      And those who are terminally ill with the bacilli of the color revolution need to carefully take them out of the media out of the scope of their hands, again, not forgetting to use such patients for our purposes.
      The more SOROS invests in the bins of our HOMELAND, the better for us.

      Such old techniques probably remained from the time of the royal secret police.
  5. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 17 March 2016 06: 55
    Independent media is a bluff. Someone must finance them.
    It is known who treats a girl to dance.
    If the state does not finance, then the specific media becomes anti-state, as a rule.
  6. aszzz888
    aszzz888 17 March 2016 07: 20
    Is this old jellyfish still alive? Only snot from her! It’s time to put sneakers in the corner already! wassat
  7. RomanS
    RomanS 17 March 2016 07: 30
    In my life I understood one thing; Free money conversion is needed only for theft and escape abroad. The free movement of capital brought nothing good. There were smart heads in the Soviet Union.
    CONTROL 17 March 2016 07: 42
    According to my personal - modest and incomplete - observations: 70 percent (no, not the media!) Of journalists are ready to sell themselves to the one who pays the most, or have already sold, or dream of returning to the "sold" ... The myth of "freedom of the press" - he is a myth! there is no freedom in the world of media ... and "peace and will" - alas - no! ... Journalists, publicists, political observers, "writers from science" (especially from economics and history ...) are sold willingly, naturally and even on credit ... Not to mention bloggers and website owners on the Internet ...
  9. dummy
    dummy 17 March 2016 08: 01
    In Novosibirsk, we had a NGS news portal. In 2012, it turned into a drain pit. It turns out he was not even put in credit bondage, but simply outbid with the Yekaterinburg E1. Now it belongs to the American media empire of Hurst. The very one that at the beginning of the XX century sparked a revolution in Mexico
    1. sdc_alex
      sdc_alex 17 March 2016 10: 19
      The NGS portal is generally a disgusting bunch. There, the moderators very carefully sort all the comments to the news. Moreover, comments on the topic "EVERYBODY" and "CONVINCE" are in priority, and the slightest patriotic ones are thrown out. And the news itself is written in the appropriate wording.
      1. sdc_alex
        sdc_alex 18 March 2016 09: 18
        Cool koment with NGS: (etozh what moron should be ???)
  10. Boris55
    Boris55 17 March 2016 08: 30
    Another facet of this topic:
    Zhurfak Moscow State University sponsor the Americans:

    And then these journalists, quite sincerely, will brainwash us and our children in the interests of the West ...
  11. kit_bellew
    kit_bellew 17 March 2016 09: 04
    One thing is not clear to me: why are we sitting on the fifth point exactly? A long time ago, the struggle for the rights of some Indians there would have already begun, otherwise the information war is only going through one gate.
    In the United States itself, by the way, such things are happening - you’ll download :) A man who lived there for quite a long time told (worked there as a programmer in some super-duper bank). He lived with his wife and children in house A, and his father and mother lived in house B two blocks from house A. And for reasons of saving on gas, he walked every morning at the same time from house A to house B to get to work with his dad in his car. And after a couple of months of such practice his cops stop him. Cops say, a statement came from you from this lovely old woman. Yeah? - the dude is surprised, - and I don’t even know her. But every morning you walk at the same time past her windows, the cops say, and this is suspicious. She wrote in her statement that you are a maniac. Dude explains why he does it, but they just don't care. You don’t go on foot anymore, the cops say to the dude, otherwise we will arrest you.
    And another passage from him. He once walked in a New York park (the first case, incidentally, was also in New York) and suddenly he sees Russula growing. Well, dude was glad, right now I’m gathering mushrooms for dinner. And collects russula. And there are many, mycelium is large. And so he collects them, and a Native American walks past. And he says: what are you doing here? I’m picking mushrooms, the dude says. YES WHAT ????? You can’t do that! Mushrooms should be bought only in the store! I'll call the police. And he lagged behind only after ours put him twenty.
    After all these jokes, our dude dropped out on ... th prestigious well-paid job and left for Canada :)))
    1. castle
      castle 17 March 2016 10: 20
      Well well. These anecdotes, or rather, variations on anecdotes, have been known to us here for a long time. These are distributed by the agency "JPP" (Jedna Pani Povedala) - Some Baba Said. And "dude" will always remain a dude.
      And you yourself, when did you leave Russia for a better life? Or just a tourist?
      1. kit_bellew
        kit_bellew 17 March 2016 14: 18
        And I did not leave Russia, I live in the suburbs, 65 km towards Ryazan. What the Czech flag is reflected in the title is that the site's scriptwriters need to insert their hands with that end. I will not de-anonymize the character of the "jokes" for quite natural reasons, after all, I wrote without his consent.
        Generally stupid to dog, but for the first time I decided to see if there are answers to my hilarious notes. And, of course, he was surprised to see undisguised anger in these very answers. Where have I, dear, stepped on a sore corn? Or do you seriously believe that "they" are doing well?
        There was such a joke about the Chukchi. The Chukchi comes home from Moscow and says: now I know! in our country everything is for the man! all for the good of the man! and I see this man! Capitalism is built around the pattern of this joke. This is se la vi.
        And to you, Hrad, good advice: do not produce enemies out of the blue, even virtual ones. The time will come and you will regret that in addition to the enemies that you did not want, for some reason you will also have enemies initiated by you.
    2. sdc_alex
      sdc_alex 17 March 2016 10: 24
      The ending is cool! And what is different in Canada ????
      1. kit_bellew
        kit_bellew 17 March 2016 14: 18
        According to his stories, there are no such wild excesses in Canada :)))
  12. Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 17 March 2016 10: 29
    loan. The first loan, the second loan, followed by a loan to pay off the first two loans, etc. As a result, a small media outlet, the leadership of which seriously hoped to turn to foreign “help”, is completely dependent on its creditors with all the consequences

    Classic. What is the local newspaper or portal. Not so long ago, the whole country repaid debt. Well, at least it was what. And then an oil needle .., an oil needle. Good to eat. Ukrainians do not, so they bought like a newspaper. And not just them.
  13. castle
    castle 17 March 2016 12: 50
    And what money does the Kremlin work in Europe, the USA, Asia, Africa and Australia?
  14. ILIA
    ILIA 17 March 2016 12: 53
    So who bothers you)))) adopt experience ...
    1. castle
      castle 17 March 2016 13: 20
      Here is SOROS and takes over
  15. Vadim42
    Vadim42 17 March 2016 15: 13
    This is an old problem. Regional newspapers use two options, or kiss in the ass of the governor, or Soros. And, of course, not all are sorry.
  16. Turkir
    Turkir 17 March 2016 15: 30
    All the dirty deeds done by him are reflected on the face of this Soros.
  17. tank64rus
    tank64rus 17 March 2016 15: 37
    It remains only to wonder where we have those who are responsible for the security of the state. Or we who survived the collapse of the USSR want to survive the collapse of Russia. If an official is a thief and a bribe taker, he must sit. And not so scared and released, but as it should be. Otherwise, Soros and others will ruin Russia. And if the Government itself eradicates theft and corruption, there will be nothing to write and yell about.
  18. dojjdik
    dojjdik 17 March 2016 16: 17
    they need to be caught on counteraction - someone in the very editorial office of the newspaper "Tambov Democracy" is recruiting the entire state, so it is not difficult to figure out this chela, but first you need to pretend that you agree to rip off the money and then to the appropriate authorities
  19. Belousov
    Belousov 17 March 2016 17: 55
    Well, what are our special services doing? That's right, redistribution of protection and other similar things. Maybe it's time to get down to business?