Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Example of Russian War Propaganda

Ever wanted to watch some hard core Russian propaganda? Here's a clip that shows how "The Russian Liberators" (read government) communicated the alledged "genocide" in South Ossetia. Along with all this rockets and brave Russians you can see a rather naive attempt to demonize the West. Watch for the english text under the clip. It's not YouTUBE but RuTube! (I stole the link from Edvard Lucas).


Anonymous Russian Soldier's Satire met with Siberia Posting said...

Friday, October 03, 2008 2:43:00 am  
Anonymous “Grigory Pasko: Dumbing Down Russia “ said...

Interesting piece !

“Grigory Pasko: Dumbing Down Russia “

In November 1997 Pasko was arrested by FSB agents in Vladivostok. He was accused of espionage for publications on the environmental problems in the Japanese sea but found not guilty due to lack of evidence. He was found guilty of “abuse of his official position” but released immediately under a general amnesty He was recognized as a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International.

Sunday, October 05, 2008 10:14:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

21st Century Propaganda Wars

From a book review in the Economist:

You could read Mr Vaughan’s book, substituting ex-Soviet countries such as Estonia for Czechoslovakia. With Kremlin talk of “privileged interests” in Russia’s neighbourhood, and a litany of real and imagined grievances there, it is easy to imagine a resurgent Russia whipping up its millions of compatriots, living in foreign countries thanks to the collapse of the Soviet empire, into a frenzy while the outside world stands aloof. These stranded Russians tune almost exclusively into the Kremlin-run electronic media, not local stations, which broadcast poorly in Russian, if at all (the same mistake that Czechoslovakia made with German). The lesson of the 1930s is that once you lose hearts and minds, and malefactors gain them, everything else usually goes too.

Sunday, October 12, 2008 6:47:00 pm  

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