Tag "Channel One"

How to Comb Russia’s TV News

This article is part of a larger guidebook by RuNet Echo to help people learn how to conduct open-source research on the Russian Internet. Explore the complete guidebook at the special project page. According to survey research by the Levada Center, the vast majority of Russians (85 percent) say they watch television to learn about the country’s news. While less than half (41 percent) say they also trust the news

The killer nanny and the TV blackout

The recent murder of a child in central Moscow has shocked us all. Why didn’t Russian state media respond, Natalia Antonova wrote for oDR. The horror of it remains hard to process. A Moscow nanny, native to Uzbekistan but an on-again, off-again resident of the Russian capital for a number of years, murdered her four-year-old charge, cut off the little girl’s head, and brandished it outside a metro station before

Team Fortress 2 poster mistaken for US propaganda on Russian state television

As part of an effort to show how theUnited Statesuses propaganda to influence the mindset of its citizens, a historical documentary recently aired by Russia’s Channel One offered up what it said was a First World War poster portraying German soldiers as monsters who literally eat babies. One problem: It wasn’t a soldier, it was the Soldier, and the poster is actually Team Fortress 2 fan art. The show, which

How Russian TV changed during Ukraine crisis

Ever since the start of the Ukraine crisis, Russian state TV has been engaged in what it calls an “information war”. Most notably, this has seen a huge surge in anti-Western rhetoric and other inflammatory propaganda designed to demonise those seen as enemies of the Kremlin. But it has also coincided with other less publicised changes in the behaviour of the main channels and the people who watch them. These

Lies: Petro Poroshenko Promised that Children from Donbas would be Sitting in Cellars

On November 14, Russian Channel One informed in its evening news broadcast that, while officially speaking about peaceful settlement of the Donbas problem, in fact the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was going to strangle Donbas economically and to put Donbas children into cellars. This is not true, and proofs of it were obtained by the Channel One by means of taking Poroshenko’s words out of context and falsely interpreting

Fake: Ukrainian Militaries are Promised “a Parcel of Land and Two Slaves”

Every Ukrainian soldier fighting on Donbas was promised a parcel of land there and two slaves.  This statement was announced in the news item of Russian Channel One on November 2.  There are no proofs of the truthfulness of this statement. The only evidence the TV channel adduces is “a mosaic of fragments of soldiers’ conversations”. “Having put together a mosaic of fragments of soldiers’ conversations, they (residents of Donbas

The crucifixion of a 3-year old, the U.S. helped Kiev shoot down Flight 17, and other tales the Kremlin media tell

On July 12 Russia’s main state television channel, Channel One, interviewed a Ukrainian woman with a heart-wrenching story. The woman said she had witnessed the public execution of a 3-year-old boy, who was crucified in the crowded main square of Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine. The town had been a rebel stronghold but was retaken by the Ukrainian army a week earlier—and that’s when the execution took place, the woman said.

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