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Listening to the western corporate media one would get the impression that the Kremlin controls all the Russian media with an iron grip and that not a word of criticism of Russia, never mind Putin himself, is ever allowed. So bad is this situation that the AngloZionists are now funding new “information” efforts to counter-act the Russian propaganda machine and bring some much needed information to the Russian people who clearly do not realize that they are being lied to and deprived from any truthful or even alternative information.

In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.

First, while some Directorates of the KGB have been renamed and reorganized, the Directorate in charge of dissidents, “other thinkers” and assorted ideological “enemies of the state” (the 5th Main Directorate) has been disbanded completely. So there is no “ideological police in Russia”. Some forms of speech are, indeed, banned – “extremist” speech (terrorism, violence, racism, hate speech, etc.) and some specific organizations, like the Ukrainian “Right Sector” or the Tatar “Mejlis”. Other than that, the only control over speech in Russia is based on criminal charges. So, really, Russia is not unique in that matter at all – she more or less does the exact same as European states.

Second, there is *a lot* of criticism of Putin and the government in general in a very active RuNet (Russian Internet), not only in Russia, but also worldwide (USA, Canada, Kazakhstan, the Ukraine, etc.). Some of the criticism comes from a rather small pro-US minority, but most of it comes from the anti-US camp: nationalists, Communists and critics of the government economic policies all blame Putin for being too weak and unwilling to confront the West frontally. Unlike in the Ukraine, foreign media organizations are not banned, and neither are their broadcasts or newspapers.

Third, most of the Moscow-based “money elite” (I don’t want to call them “intelligentsia”) absolutely loathe Putin and his policies, and they are not shy about speaking their minds about him. If you want to test that hypothesis, just talk to wealthy Russian tourists and you will see that, as a rule, they don’t support Putin at all. And, as we know, “money talks” and a lot of Russian money is most definitely opposed to Putin.

But that does not mean that there is no Russian counter-propaganda at all. There is, and it is very effective. But what makes it unique is the way in which it operates.

I suspect that the fantastically incompetent ways in which the 5th Main Directorate of the KGB worked to try to deal with anti-Soviet feelings has left a deep mark on younger generation of state security officers who have learned from these mistakes and have taken a diametrically opposite course: instead of trying to silence the western propaganda – they actually actively promote it!

Yup, that’s right. The Kremlin and the clearly pro-Putin journalists go out of their way to give as much air time to the most rabid anti-Kremlin critiques as possible, especially on Russian TV talkshows.

The most popular Russian TV talk shows (Evening with Vladimir Soloviev, Time will Show with Petr Tolstoi, Right to Know with Dmitrii Kulikov, Politics with Petr Tolstoi and Alexander Gordon, Special Correspondent with Evgenii Popov, News.doc with Olga Skabeeva, Duel with Vladimir Soloviev) all make sure that the following groups get as much airtime as possible:

  1. Russian liberals
  2. Russian-speaking American journalists
  3. Russian-speaking Polish officials and journalists
  4. Ukrainian nationalists

These four groups are literally the “bread and butter” of these talkshows were they provide a constant stream of very entertaining political debates. Why? Because they utter the exact same nonsense which they are used to proclaim in their own countries and if the western audience does not really know what to make of this propaganda, it sounds so outlandish to the Russian audience that these guests always get completely eviscerated (verbally, of course) by the Russian guests invited to the same talk show.

And just to make sure that every person in Russia ‘gets the message’, the main weekly news shows (News of the Week with Dmitri Kiselev, Postscriptum with Alexei Pushkov) always feature long excerpts from western propaganda reports and the most rabidly anti-Russian statements from western politicians.

For example, the BBC recently made a rather grotesque propaganda movie entitled “World War Three: Inside The War Room” featuring Putin ordering the invasion of a Baltic state and a nuclear strike on a US aircraft carrier. The Russian media when crazy over this, and long excerpts of the show, with special effects and all, were shown on Russian TV. The Russian public looked at this footage in awe and dismay at the stupidity of it all.

More recently, the US magazine posted a video about and upcoming issue on “Putin’s Russia” . Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/Sjvy-L7AWNA

And this is the cover of the magazine:

Saker-0506a Needless to say, the Russians absolutely loved it. Not the image itself, of course, it was deeply offensive to them, but the fact that Foreign Affairs has so clearly shown its true face: hate-filled russophobia. Russia as a drunken, frustrated and wounded bear. They did wonder, however, why the westerners saw them as wounded; and wounded by what?

They also loved the “Making America Great Again” on top of the page which was obviously the propagandistic goal of this issue: to show Russia as wounded as a means to make “Merika” look “great again”.

Believe it or not, all this gives most Russians both a good healthy belly-laugh and an acute awareness of the hatred the West has for Russia. “They only love us when we are weak, wounded and drunk” is something which you can hear very often on Russian TV, and the blogosphere fully agrees.

Saker-0506b Another regular feature on Russian TV which the general public cannot get enough of are Ukrainian nationalists. Not only do they systematically deny any problems in the Nazi-occupied Ukraine and continue to insist that the Russian military is operating in the Donbass, they even come “equipped” with the mandatory “chub” hairstyle and Ukie flag of the Ukronazi patriots. See for yourself:

It is quite an amazing experience to listen to the evening news with live reports and video footage of all the chaos and violence taking place in the Ukraine and then to listen to these Urkonazi clowns explain that 2+2=3, that black is white and that the water is dry. I cannot think of a more effective way to totally ridicule the regime in Kiev.

Then there are our former east-European “brothers”, especially the Poles. Their main source of pride is that they are now part of NATO and they openly say so. They actually admit that “we are afraid of Russia so we joined NATO” which makes them look both as idiots (nobody in Russia believe that Russia will invade anybody) and as cowards (from a Russian point of view, that kind of “hiding behind the bigger brother” elicits no respect at all). So if the Ukronazis come across as clowns, the Polish officials come across as cowards and prostitutes. And just to make sure that everybody gets it, the Russian media regularly reminds the Russian people that Poles are constantly making the ludicrous accusation that their government plane crash near Smolensk was somehow either shot down or bombed by Russia.

Saker-0506c Then there are the American journalists, mainly Michael Bohm – right on the photo – (who speaks a pretty good Russian and Mark Knuckles – left on the photo – (whose Russian is hilariously horrible and who sounds like a bad movie’s caricature of a CIA station chief during the Cold War). Oh boy, these two provide for hours of excellent entertainment.

Michael Bohn is clearly the smarter of the two, but he is also by far the nastier. While he tries, hard, to avoid sounding like a typical US propagandists, he regularly “breaks down” and begins spewing some very obnoxious US imperialists nonsense. He also loves to try to deny any Russian success (all of which he dismisses as “propaganda”). Knuckles is plain stupid and arrogant in a uniquely US way. Frankly, I am amazed that nobody in the USA has found a way to pull him away form the Russian TV before he further damages the image of the USA in Russia. Whatever may be the case, these guys are truly hilarious to watch, especially when confronted with reasonable western journalists from France, Greece, Germany or even a fellow American (see a good example here).

Last but not least, there are the Russian liberals. You have to realize that by now the words “liberal” and “democrat” have become almost insults in Russia. Here is a typical Russian joke which illustrates the typical Russian view of liberals:

A new teacher comes into the class:
- My name is Abram Davidovich, I’m a liberal. And now all stand up and introduce yourself like I did …
- My name is Masha I liberal …
- My name is Petia, I’m a liberal …
- My Little Johnny, I’m a Stalinist.
- Little Johnny, why are you a Stalinist? !
- My mom is a Stalinist, my dad is a Stalinist, my friends are Stalinists and I too am a Stalinist.
- Little Johnny, and if your mother was a whore, your father – a drug addict, your friends – homos, what would you be then in that case? !
- Then I would be a liberal.

Notice that the new teacher has a typically Jewish name, which illustrates the Russian belief that Jews are the prime proponents of the kind of “liberalism” folks like Berezovsky or Khodorkovsky incarnated in the 1990s. This is not some kind of anti-Semitism – this is simply a typical case of blowback.

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So when the poor Russian liberals get to present their view on Russian TV, they not only are called to task to defend or, at least, try to justify AngloZionist imperial policies, they are also regularly reminded of the horror which Russia was under their rule in the 1990s. Just standing in the company of Russia-hating Americans, Poles and Ukrainians they look discredited beyond any possible redemption.

There is really nothing as funny has watching Russian liberals, Americans, Poles and Ukrainians clamoring that there is no free speech in Russia on prime time Russian TV!

Keep in mind that the internal Russian media is very different from the English language Russia Today whose mission is to present an alternative point of view to a western audience and there are therefore very few rabid russophobes invited to speak on RT. But inside Russia the decision has clearly been made to expose the Russian general public to the exact same russophobic propaganda as what the western public is subjected to.

In way you could say that the Russian counter-propaganda technique is a form of intellectual inoculation: you give the body just enough exposure to the pathogen to trigger an immune response, but not so much as to infect and kill the body. As a result of this, the following associations have powerfully molded themselves into the Russian collective:

Russian liberals → the horror of the 1990s

American journalists → US imperial aggression

Polish officials and journalists → russophobia

Ukrainian nationalists → the horror of present day Banderastan

This is very, very effective. The best way to prove that is to remember that all these groups have the support of maybe 3-6% of the Russian population, max. A solid 95%+ is resolutely opposed to them and don’t want them to have any say or even influence in the future of Russia.

As an ex-Cold warrior myself, I remember well how ridiculous Soviet propaganda was and how nobody would take it seriously, not in the West and not in the East. Now the tables have turned and it is the western propaganda which is not taken seriously anywhere (well, except maybe in Poland and the Baltic states) and which ends up damaging the credibility of the West.

The Empire’s propaganda is simply counter-factual and totally illogical and is quite obvious to a Russian audience. This is why the very last thing the Kremlin would ever want to do is to prevent the Russian people from being exposed to it.

 
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  1. I was born and raised in a vast mental asylum. I was a young man before I had any inkling I had somehow become partly sane. We had all learned in the asylum that to speak or even think in any mode other than the collective insane voice of the other asylum residents would mark one as different and dangerous(more) https://robertmagill.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/asylum-earth/

    • Replies: @guest
  2. […] Written by Prof Michel Chossudovsky; Originally appeared at Globalresearch […]

  3. Renoman says:

    The website link in #2 [above] is a good one.

  4. mtn cur says:

    The soviet leadership heard their own bull crap so long that they forgot it wasn’t true, now the west is following the path. Just as in the USSR, the leadership pretends to lead; thus the teachers must pretend to teach and the workers pretend to work if they have a job.

  5. Dan Hayes says:

    But you must be very, very careful about the pathogen’s calibration – too much and you will have another Bolshevik Revolution, but this time delivered by the AngloZionist plutocracy!

    • Replies: @utu
    , @Rabbitnexus
  6. utu says:
    @Dan Hayes

    ” but this time delivered by the AngloZionist plutocracy” – and who do you think did deliver the first Bolshevik Revolution?

  7. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:

    Some forms of speech are, indeed, banned – “extremist” speech (terrorism, violence, racism, hate speech, etc.)

    Wait! Russia bans hate speech?

    What is the definition of hate speech? The putindevil is in the details!

    • Replies: @guest
    , @boogerbently
    , @Boris N
  8. @utu

    — John, do you love me ?
    — Mary, what do you think am I doing right now ?
    In Russian: А что же я по-твоему делаю-то ?

  9. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"] says: • Website

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD9Q87ZuvVo

    Alfred Hitchcock’s I CONFESS helps us to understand the problem of gentile power in relation to the Jews.

    In the opening of the movie, a murderer confesses to the priest played by Montgomery Clift. Later, the Clift character is suspected of the murder even though he is innocent. And even though the Clift character had advised the murder to go to the police and turn himself in, the murderer refuses to do so. A psychopath, he’s inclined to BLAME OTHERS even when he does bad things.
    Indeed, he prefers that the priest be blamed for the crime that he himself committed.

    Now, the priest can clear his name simply by spilling the beans on the real killer, the man who confessed to him.
    But the Seal of Confidentiality forbids him from betraying the confessor… even when the confessor is a deranged and craven lunatic who would rather have the priest be convicted for the crime that he himself committed.
    This movie goes to show how much human behavior is governed by Sacred Rules and Taboos. By the law of the Church and under the eyes of God, the priest cannot betray the killer even if he will be blamed and punished for what he didn’t do.

    It goes to show the psychological/emotional power of the sacred and the taboo.

    What does this have to do with the current situation between gentiles and Jews?

    Well, what is the religion of our age? It is Holocaustianity. We must see the Jews as Christ-like figures who sacrificed their souls in WWII to redeem the souls of white/Christian folks. Jews are holy, and the Holocaust must be worshiped as holy for all time.
    So, even when Jews do bad things, we must not say it. It goes against the Seal of White Guilt Silence. It goes against the holy image of Jews as an Eternally Innocent and Pure-Souled people.

    So, even though Jews were instrumental in Wall Street fraud, we must not name them and only blame the abstract 1% or ‘white privilege’. Even if Neocons and Liberal Zionists promoted foreign policies that destroyed so many lives around the world, we must just blame gentiles like Bush II, Cheney, Samantha Powers, Hillary, and Obama without mentioning the fact that the real puppet-masters are the Jewish oligarchs and their Zio-Supremacist agents. Even when Jewish figures are mentioned, we must not mention that they are Jewish.
    Because we must worship Jews as a sacred holy people, the idea that Jews can be blamed for wicked acts or vast corruption is seen as unholy, evil, monstrous, and etc.

    The Seal of White Guilt Silence exists also on the Right. So, Ann Coulter attacks Muslims and Mexicans but only implies, wink wink, that Jews played a huge role in changing immigration policies. Coulter blames Ted Kennedy the shabbos goy or shabboteur more than the Jewish forces behind him.

    And Trump blames the Chiners, Mexers, and Muslims, but he doesn’t mention the fact that Jews pushed ‘free trade’, Jews pushed for ‘open borders’, and Jews created the mess in the Middle East and North Africa that unloosed so many Muslim peoples to trek all over the world. (Trump’s pro-Russian stance may actually be nothing more a Jewish-ordered ploy to divide Russia from China. After all, Trump is pro-Russia but anti-China.)

    Like the actual murderer in I CONFESS, Jews are most responsible for so many problems in the world. But just like the priest must maintain his confidentiality cuz it’s a sacred duty, gentiles are under pressure to not mention the Jewish role in so much that is wrong around the world due to the Seal of White Guilt Silence.

    This SOWGS or SOWS applies to blacks and homos as well, which is they can literally get away with murder. Blacks do the most killing of blacks, and blacks also kill and attack many whites, browns, yellows, and Arabs.
    But the Cult of White Guilt over slavery and Jimmy Crow means we cannot mention the Bad Negro. We must always uphold the image of the Innocent Negro(falsely accused like in TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD). So, even as blacks do the most killing of all races, they go around holding up signs ‘black lives matter’. Blacks who kill blacks don’t think black lives matter. And the fact that blacks don’t protest against black-on-non-black violence means that blacks don’t think non-black lives matter. So, even though blacks are the biggest murderers, we cannot say it. We must pretend that blacks are the biggest victims and OTHERS are to blame. We must even make-believe that Zimmerman is a white guy who killed a harmless little black kid.

    And of course, SOWS applies to homos as well. Why did so many homos die in the AIDS epidemic? Because they were buggering one another like crazy. They were sexual degenerates wallowing in depravity. But we are supposed to worship homos as a sacred people, so they are not to blame AT ALL. No, not at all. Instead, all the blame must go to Reagan for failing to come up with a magic cure in a year or two. Oh, it was his ‘indifference’ that killed all those homos. So, homos did nothing wrong by going to bathhouses and buggering 20 butts a night. I mean, if a fuddy duddy guy like Allen Bloom got AIDS from too much buggering, imagine what the wilder homos were doing. But SOWS means we cannot blame homos for everything. The fact that homos were mainly to blame for massive homo deaths during the AIDS crisis must go unsaid. We must maintain holy silence about it.
    Instead, we must make Reagan out to be the Hitler of the HIV mass murder even though homos mass-killed one another by indulging in the most irresponsible kinds of behavior imaginable.

    We need to break out of SOWS. BREAK THE SEAL.
    We must stop pretending that Jews, blacks, and homos are a holy people to be protected from the truth.
    When holy reverence are reserved for people who cause the most damage around the world, the world will grow sicker and die.

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @Wally
    , @flankerbandit
  10. tbraton says:

    Even worse, after straight people were convinced by mass propaganda that normal sex carried a high risk of getting AIDS to use prophylactics, we started hearing stories in the 90′s of how homosexuals were flouting the warnings and engaging in high risk sexual behavior without taking the same precautions straight people had been brainwashed into using. So, for some mysterious reason, the incidence of gays with AIDS started going up. It was known very early on that AIDS was, for the overwhelming part, by people engaging in anal sex, IV drug users, Blacks and Hispanics. Once they started screening blood, the risk of a straight person acquiring AIDS was very, very small, contrary to the hype.

  11. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Just found this site from a link provided. Some good non MSM information here, also a very well informed commentary on every subject. Please keep up the good work.

  12. utu says:

    Soviet and Russian propaganda or counter-propaganda were never very good. I browse and try to read Sputnik, Russia Today, Russian Insider hoping to find there something that is compelling and persuasive. I rarely do. They are inept. Or is it a sabotage? The best propaganda comes from people who believe in what they propagandize, people who think they are free. I think Russians are too smart, too cynical for their own good. They are the true postmodern men. They do not believe in anything. Americans are still the country bumpkins who believe in their own myths.

  13. @utu

    Hello, utu:
    Try Anatoliy Evgenievich Nesmiyan, blogging in Russian language
    under the handle El-Murid, http://el-murid.livejournal.com/
    He graduated from Moscow Institute of Chemical Technology.
    He reads in Russian, English and Arabic,
    wrote several political / economic books (in Russian.)
    His blog is pretty acerbic.
    I can compare him with Steve Sailer here in the USA,
    meaning that, IMHO, each of them being the best in their respective spheres.
    Your I.f.f.U.

    • Replies: @Seamus Padraig
    , @Anonymous
  14. OLD JEW says:

    “Nochnyi Dozor” is very long. I am now on location 40,000+ on my Kindle…

    Ruskaya Fantastika continues to be one of the best…

    It emanates a deep Russian Patriotism…

    It has no need for “Bey Zhydov Spasy Rossyu”.

    • Replies: @Kiza
  15. […] NOTE: The Saker’s take on Russian media openness to Western anti-Russian propaganda. […]

  16. […] 07, 2016 “Information Clearing House” – “Unz Review” –  Listening to the western corporate media one would get the impression that the […]

  17. […] NOTE: The Saker’s take on Russian media openness to Western anti-Russian propaganda. […]

  18. Kiza says:

    Another wonderful essay by Saker.

    In the New English, the “free-speech” is defined as its exact opposite. Thus, when the Westerners bray for free-speech in Russia this means that they are braying for only their voice to be heard. Likewise press-freedom, it means only one or one dominant opinion to be read. I write this because this is exactly what happens when the West color-revolutionizes a country: before the color revolution the media financed by the CIA complain about lack of “oppositions’ views” all the while they are allowed to freely spew their counter-government propaganda; but after the color revolution – through various legal and semi-legal manipulations the previous media pluralism gets replaced by one voice only – theirs. Therefore, “free-speech” after a color revolution really means “only-my-speech”. Now they are trying to outspend Russia’s RT and thus globaly drown it in the Western propaganda.

    Regarding the choice of Western propagandists, is there any starker example of the Western catastrophic human propaganda resources policies then the former Pentagon spokesman “Admiral Kirby”, who was moved to become the State Department spokesman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sxcsrCJlJU. Therefore, it is not only the US propagandists in the Russian media, the US problem is a propaganda quality decline hand-in-hand with economic decline.

    I would only beg to differ with Saker on the originality of this Russian counter-propaganda approach. I lived under Communism whilst closely following the Western media and I remember very well that the West was using exactly the same technique against the Communist Block – it was just, mostly accurately, repeating the words of the Communist leadership about the West and about the successes of the Communists. This was a great source of amusement in the West, as much as are the words of the (morally and economically) bankrupt West now a source of amusement in Russia.

    In conclusion, it is not the propaganda or the counter-propaganda, it is that when the reality-gap become huge (as was under Communism and is now under Crony-Capitalism), the propaganda become funny by itself.

    The tables have just turned 180 degrees, the cycle of life in action: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heraclitus.

    • Agree: Seamus Padraig
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  19. Kiza says:
    @OLD JEW

    When was “Bey Zhydov Spasy Rossyu” anything but a catch-cry of nutty extremists in Russia? Only the ill-intentioned will allocate such views across the whole population.

    Thanks for the recommendation on two new productions, good way to improve my poor skill in Russian language.

  20. […] NOTE: The Saker’s take on Russian media openness to Western anti-Russian propaganda. […]

  21. […] NOTE: The Saker’s take on Russian media openness to Western anti-Russian propaganda. […]

  22. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"] says: • Website

    It used to be gentiles used ‘antisemitism’ to blame everything that went wrong on Jews.

    Now, Jews use ‘antisemitism’ to blame everything that goes wrong on gentiles.

    By practicing ‘antisemitism’, gentiles blamed Jews even for things Jews didn’t do.

    By invoking ‘antisemitism’, Jews deflect blame ever for the bad things that they do.

  23. I watch RT regularly. It could be better but hits the mark easily for instance, when they show a short clip of the White House Press Prostitute saying Obama never said he wouldn’t put boots on the ground in Syria followed by four dated clips of Obama saying exactly that.

    RT would have more credibility if they stuck to using the competent news presenters and got rid of the incompetent ones (ones with unclear speech, speaking with glottal fry, ums and ahs, poor non-verbal skills etc). Less rotation of anchors.

    They should probably ease up on the comedy too because comedy requires subtlety and they lack it. That said it’s better than the BBC, CNN, Fox (naturally) and most western “news” media.

    • Replies: @edNels
    , @Anonymous Nephew
  24. “Some of the criticism comes from a rather small pro-US minority, but most of it comes from the anti-US camp: nationalists, Communists and critics of the government economic policies all blame Putin for being too weak and unwilling to confront the West frontally. Some forms of speech are, indeed, banned – “extremist” speech (terrorism, violence, racism, hate speech, etc.) and some specific organizations, like the Ukrainian “Right Sector” or the Tatar “Mejlis”.”

    These two excerpts from the the article so perfectly demonstrate how is it impossible not to have utmost disgust for the good Christians as the Saker is. You know, the infamous western hypocrisy hasn’t sprung out of nothing, it came from unnatural, degenerate, perverse thoughts of Christian teachings like loving your enemy or turning your other cheek for example. Such unnatural teachings can only create divided personalities, mental disorders and wickedness, hence you see such hypocrisy in the behavior and thoughts of the Western Christians from whom today degenerate filth known as the liberals originated. Even Jesus admitted that the House divided in itself cannot survive — nature always prevail. Saker seems like a good Vatican’s pupil. The Saker could most certainly pass as a Jesuit agent, and he was known to work for Jesuit think-tanks in the past although perhaps he wasn’t aware those think-tanks were Jesuit schools. Tavistock Institute is the prime example of such a place.

    As for banning the free speech under the guise of providing protection from possibly being insulted (aka “extremist speech” or “hate talk” or “racism”), who ever said that people have the right of not being offended, hm? I am not aware that humans have the right of not being offended. But Jesuit agents as well the Saker here, as we can see, zealously propagate such a notion. Where does it say that you are not allowed to say something because someone might get offended? Really retarded thinking, on pair with the other degeneracy of Christian teachings. In degenerate, imbecilic Christian teachings you ought to love everyone, especially your enemies because they are “lost sheep” and “need help.” We are all “Children of God” say the Christians. We are not. Not all of us are Christians, and none of us care or should care for anyone other than our own volk. In the end, your volk is all what is real. Love is an emotion just like the hate is — neither one is better than the otter: loving your enemy will lead you to destruction, and hating your family or friends will do just the same. Moronic Christian teachings have never been able to digest this primal logic and such a simple truth.

    And Saker being anti-nationalist… that is the most imbecilic of all his delusions. If there hadn’t been for Russian nationalists, Russian state and the people would long ago ceased to exist. It is not liberal faggots and hedonists who are fighting for the Russian interests in Ukraine, Russia and elsewhere, but nationalists who are willing to fight and die for it if needs be, and if they question behavior of the Kremlin, they are well advised and also must to do so, for as we all know the greatest danger they have ever faced came not from external threat, but from betrayal and treachery. Spitting on them only belittles Saker’s massage. “Putin is a patriot and not a nationalist,” Saker claims. That’s another absurdity in itself. Nobody claims nationalists are saints, but without them, there is no volk. You cannot take good characteristics of something and reject the rest. You are in or you are out. It is the same with the women you love: you take her whole, not part(s) of her. There is a reason why Vatican… the Roman Empire is so allergic to nationalists and sovereignty of the people they want to rule. Jews are too, unless of course we are talking about their Jewish home of course: they are not stupid to wreck their home. Roman Empire was very diverse, and Romans loved it. They only needed to provide bread and circuses for the citizens of Rome, true Romans, and Rome was just a city in the Empire. All others were exploitable, and divide et impera provided good means of maintaining obedience of the conquered.

    On the whole and in the end, we, the people of European family, European tribes, need to get rid of Middle Eastern god and degenerate Judeo-Christian teachings. From the mud of perverse degenerate liberalism and already rotted carcass of Christianity we need to raise a new white European man, a man not bound by chandala Christian values!

    Old Gods must return!!! European Gods!

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    , @Anonymous
  25. guest says:
    @Robert Magill

    Try getting to the point next time. That was 90% gobbledygook.

    • Replies: @Robert Magill
  26. @Immigrant from former USSR

    I just tried your link, and no matter which language I select from the pull-down menu, the website stays in Russian. Do you have another link maybe?

  27. guest says:
    @The most deplorable one

    The point is that Russia isn’t unique, in that the rest of Europe bans “hate speech” as well. Does it really matter what type, for the purposes of this article? Presumably Russia goes about it differently than England, but it’s not “‘fire!’ in a crowded theater” one place and Mao’s cultural revolution in another.

    • Replies: @pogohere
  28. Wally [AKA "BobbyBeGood"] says: • Website
    @Priss Factor

    Well, what is the religion of our age? It is Holocaustianity. We must see the Jews as Christ-like figures who sacrificed their souls in WWII to redeem the souls of white/Christian folks. Jews are holy, and the Holocaust must be worshiped as holy for all time.

    Precisely.
    And given that the laughable ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’ are now shown to be an easily debunked fraud, we are witnessing a to-the-death struggle by the Zionists. Seeing the train coming down the tracks they are engaging in increasingly desperate measures to protect their ill gotten gains.
    Such is the parasitical nature of Zionism.

    much more here:

    The ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’ are scientifically impossible frauds.
    see the ‘holocaust’ scam debunked here:
    http://www.codoh.com
    No name calling, level playing field debate here:

    http://forum.codoh.com

    see latest post:
    ‘Revisionist leaflets posted around Scottish universities, enemies of free speech in a panic’

    https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10366

    Thanks.

  29. @guest

    Sorry you haven’t gotten it. It’s very difficult to free up from illusions fostered upon us. Good luck.

  30. @Khan Bodin

    “Old Gods must return!!! European Gods!”

    You mean like Thor, Loki, Athena, and Zeus?

    • Replies: @Peter Grafström
  31. @Seamus Padraig

    Sorry, it is in Russian language only.
    I apologize if I made wrong impression.
    By the way, Steve Sailer’s posts are in English only.
    Your I.f.f.U.

  32. […] NOTE: The Saker’s take on Russian media openness to Western anti-Russian propaganda. […]

  33. edNels [AKA "geoshmoe"] says:
    @NoseytheDuke

    They should probably ease up on the comedy too because comedy requires subtlety and they lack it.

    You got that right… haha…

    That stupid kid that yells everything, as if that is humorous. No, just bad deportment or bad mannors. Incidentally, has humor and comedy become off limits in general in MSM? HBO used to offer a channel with stand up etc. every day, no more, and the late night shows, got rid of the last halfway funny guys with Letterman and Leno.

    Nothing is funny, Bill Maher is a nasty SOB, but I don’t laugh, that’s not humor.

    Humor is Forbodt!

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  34. Rehmat says:

    The joke is on Saker. Russian mainstream media, like the Western media has always been controlled by Moscow and KGB, especially when it involves Muslims waging crusade against the Russian Bear – be it in Mother Russia or Afghanistan.

    For example, Eric Margolis wrote the truth in 2009. “I have been a combat soldier and have covered twelve high intensity wars from the front, but I have never seen anything that equals the heroism and boundless courage of the Chechen Mujahideen, who have no formal military training, have no heavy weapons and are even short of anti-tank rockets. There is almost no medicine or morphine for their wounded and no shelter from massive Russian bombardment which includes banned fuel air explosives, toxic gas and napalm. If taken alive by Russian they will be tortured first and then executed,” – Eric said.

    Chechen have more than 270 year history of resistance against the Russian imperialism. Chechen history is full of mass genocides carried out in the the name of Christianity and imperialism – in the 18th, 19th and the 20th century, the last one when Jewish-communist Stalin had tens of thousands of Chechen shot and the remainder of Chechen people deported to Siberian concentration camps – only allowed to return to their homeland in 1957.

    Russian intelligence services KGB – like their counterparts in the US (CIA) and Israel (Mossad) are well-known for conducting terrorism and then blaming on Muslims. For example, former KGB colonel Alexander Litvinenko in his book ‘Blowing up Russia: Terror from Within’ alleges that it was KGB successor, the Federal Security Service (FSB) which coordinated the 1999 apartment block bombing in Russia that killed more than 300 people.

    https://rehmat1.com/2009/02/02/chechnya-without-chechens/

  35. Rurik says:
    @Kiza

    The tables have just turned 180 degrees

    they were in Russia

    now they’re here

  36. Wally [AKA "BobbyBeGood"] says: • Website
    @Priss Factor

    Well, what is the religion of our age? It is Holocaustianity. We must see the Jews as Christ-like figures who sacrificed their souls in WWII to redeem the souls of white/Christian folks. Jews are holy, and the Holocaust must be worshiped as holy for all time.

    And like all religions it is not the slightest bit possible, rational.

    This is a great video to start learning about the fraud of the ‘holocaust’ storyline:

    Questioning the Holocaust: Why We Believed (Part 1 of 2)’

    http://codoh.com/library/document/4056/

    All Revisionists are former believers.

    • Replies: @Andrew E. Mathis
  37. geokat62 says:
    @Rehmat

    For example, former KGB colonel Alexander Litvinenko in his book ‘Blowing up Russia: Terror from Within’ alleges that it was KGB successor, the Federal Security Service (FSB) which coordinated the 1999 apartment block bombing in Russia that killed more than 300 people.

    Ah yes, Alexander Litvinenko. Here’s what Justin Raimondo has to say about this “noble dissident”:

    Another big problem for the “Putin did it” advocates is that the truth about Litvinenko is coming out: he wasn’t the “human rights” campaigner and noble dissident his supporters have portrayed, but a man who hoped to profit from his inside knowledge of KGB/FSB affairs. He was also a blackmailer, and may have been involved in the smuggling of nuclear materials from inside the Soviet Union to the West and parts unknown. He was, in short, a man so enmeshed in the underground world of the Russian mafia, in shady deals and off-the-books arrangements, that he could have been the victim of any number of criminal gangs.

    And JR goes on to shed a little light on the connection Litvinenko had with the Chechens:

    If the scale of Litvinenko’s avarice allowed him to go into business as a blackmailer, then surely the smuggling of nuclear materials wasn’t out of the question. Here is yet another business opportunity for an ex-KGB agent – utilizing his old contacts to muscle in on the black-market trade in nukes. Given his involvement with Chechen terrorists, and his declared intention of overthrowing the Russian government by force, the possibilities are terrifying. In this context, it could be that the nuking of Litvinenko was a byproduct of a nuclear smuggling scheme – an accident rigged to look like a deliberate poisoning.

    http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2006/12/04/alexander-litvinenko-blackmailer-smuggler-gangster-extraordinaire/

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  38. Rehmat says:
    @geokat62

    Your JR seems to be very racist person. He is calling people who had been fighting for over 350 years to recapture their land stolen by Russian murders – a TERRORISTS.

    So tell me dude – are Josef Stalin who established first Jewish state in Russia in 1934?

    https://rehmat1.com/2010/06/13/birobidjan-the-first-jewish-state/

    • Replies: @geokat62
    , @Avery
    , @Boris N
  39. @Rehmat

    Russian actions in Chechnya were disproportionate and counterproductive, but the very worst excesses occurred under the Western stooge Yeltsin, not Putin.

    And Stalin a Jew? Come on, man.

  40. @Wally

    Interesting, up and coming director Eric “Rhymes With” Hunt has a criminal and psychiatric record:

    http://tinyurl.com/j6fntyw

    • Replies: @Wally
  41. geokat62 says:
    @Rehmat

    Your JR seems to be very racist person. He is calling people who had been fighting for over 350 years to recapture their land stolen by Russian murders – a TERRORISTS.

    I wonder where he got an idea like that, dude:

    The Beslan school siege started on 1 September 2004, lasted three days, involved the capture of over 1,100 people as hostages (including 777 children), and ended with the death of at least 385 people. The crisis began when a group of armed Islamic terrorists, mostly Ingush and Chechen, occupied School Number One (SNO) in the town of Beslan, North Ossetia on 1 September 2004. The hostage-takers were the Riyadus-Salikhin Battalion, sent by the Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, who demanded recognition of the independence of Chechnya, and UN and Russian withdrawal from Chechnya. On the third day of the standoff, Russian security forces stormed the building with the use of tanks, incendiary rockets and other heavy weapons. At least 330 hostages were killed, including 186 children, with a significant number of people injured and reported missing.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beslan_school_siege

    • Replies: @Talha
    , @Talha
  42. Wally [AKA "BobbyBeGood"] says: • Website
    @Andrew E. Mathis

    And you still cannot refute his video:
    Questioning the Holocaust: Why We Believed (Part 1 of 2)

    http://codoh.com/library/document/4056/

    Right, a Zionist San Francisco stacked “jury”. Laughable.
    Everyone here knows that “hate crimes” are BS Zionist lies for their cash making motives.
    see:
    ‘ADL’s ‘Manual for Action’ Against Free Speech / campus censorship’

    https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10329

    and:
    ‘Jews created fake Jewish graves’

    https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10337

    And now:

    Criminal Zionist Andrew Mathis, aka: ‘Thames Darwin’ ‘ and ‘Rejoining Ash’ is a stalking hasbara Jew, has threatened physical violence against Revisionists, posts pictures, addresses, phone nos. of those he wants attacked.
    hattacked, has left threatening voicemail messages, on & on. All this illegal activity is documented, recorded, and saved by many, it’s ironclad.

    Such are those who fear free speech.

    [MORE]

    Andrew Mathis, who also posts as ‘Thames Darwin’ ‘ and ‘Rejoining Ash’ demolished here:

    ‘Is 1% too much to ask?’

    https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10206

    ‘Mass Graves / Serniki’

    https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6763

    ‘Himmler’s note infers Hitler knew of liquidation?’

    http://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2143

    ‘Alleged “mass graves” according to T. Darwin / Andrew Mathis’

    https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9414

    ‘Andrew Mathis on Dachau, Majdanek, Auschwitz, Treblinka’

    http://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9228

    AndrewnMathis, who also posts as ‘Thames Darwin’, gets shot down again:
    Anecdotal evidence & “holocaust survivors”

    http://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9238

    holocaust’ denial article by Andrew Mathis debunked here’

    http://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?t=2816

    ‘Prof. Mc Nally dissects HHP’s Andrew Mathis’ bogus article’

    http://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?t=2841

    ‘Holo. Hist. Proj.’s Andrew Mathis on Zyklon scent removal’

    http://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?t=2499

    ‘Green, Mathis refuted / cyanide: lice, humans, & more’

    http://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?t=267

    ‘Believer org. spokesman, Andrew Mathis, demolished in debate’

    http://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?t=254

    ‘Holo. Hist. Proj.’s Andrew Mathis attempts damage control’

    http://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?t=2498

    ‘Email from Andrew Mathis (The Holocaust History Project)’

    http://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?t=1526

    ‘holocaust’ History Project to unveil section on Treblinka’

    http://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?t=280

  43. Avery says:
    @Rehmat

    {He is calling people who had been fighting for over 350 years to recapture their land stolen by Russian murders – a TERRORISTS.}

    [100,000 People Attend Putin Birthday Parade in Grozny (Video)]

    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/100-000-people-attend-putin-birthday-parade-in-grozny/508539.html

    Grateful Muslim Chechens celebrating their Christian Tsar Putin the First’s birthday.
    Apparently they don’t mind that Russian liberators have saved them from Islamist terrorists.
    And Chechens themselves, under Kadyrov leadership and with Russian assistance, have been wiping out Islamist terrorist in Chechnya like there is no tomorrow.
    Grateful Chechen special forces even infiltrated Chechen Islamist terrorist murderers in Syria, and called-in Russian Air Force strikes to turn the cannibals into little chunks of carbonized terrorists.
    Nice.

    btw: why are you still living in Christian Canada, leaching off of Christians?
    why don’t you return to your Islamic paradise if Islam is so great?

  44. @edNels

    Hi geo,

    Humour is a powerful and useful tool, but a double sided one and should be handled with care.

    RT is trying to build a news brand whilst adding humour, this is tricky. There are plenty of examples where they’ve got it right but too many where they didn’t and anyway, it is supposed to be news. Sarcasm is reasonably safe for them and they use it but it’s best when it’s done with subtlety.

    HBO and Comedy Central are totally different, they are using news as a foil for comedy and for them it’s good branding. It’s what they do.

    RT could benefit from less flashy logos and promos and more strait talk news backed up by good clips. They need good, sincere newsreaders with some maturity not pretty young performers.
    Simple. I do wish them well.

    I’m glad to see less stand-up on TV. Television has done endless harm to the live comedy art and industry. There are so many dynamics that add to the comedy experience it has to be sampled live. Get out to the clubs and hear what angry creative people are saying that needs to be said.

    Televised stand-up is to comedy what porn is to sex. Sad ;0(

  45. @Dan Hayes

    Mate, you need to do some more research. The Bolshevik revolution was an Anglo Zionist creation from the outset. Trotsky was a Rosthchild agent all the way. Straight from Wall Street.

  46. More of Saker’s foolishness. It’s easy to get some clown to go on TV so you can “eviscerate” them. Russia has actors like every other country does. Saker sees Nazis where there are none, and ignores them where they are (Skin Heads are all over Russia, but quite rare in Ukraine).

    So, go ahead and believe the nonsense Saker spews and you’ll never have an accurate picture of what is going on over there.

    • Replies: @bluedog
  47. @Rehmat

    You see, Rehmat the Arab, it is a shame Chechen people were used by the West and its allies like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey like they during the ’90s, for they are proud, brave and loyal people. They quit being used as pawns. They are well aware that they belong to the Russian cultural sphere, not the Arab or Turkish. Some of the leaders of that West-funded mercenaries and terrorists are still in the London today, like Akhmed Zakayev who sits in one of the London’s think-tanks. That says everything regarding the origins of the funding of the mercenaries, most of whom weren’t even Chechens but Arabs. There is never going to be a caliphate spreading from Morocco to Kazakhstan. You are never going to win it by conquest, so you might as well quit dreaming. But kudos to you for showing such loyalty and devotion. If these weak liberal stray western dogs had an ounce of your loyalty for their people and culture, the world would be a different place than it is today, and most of it ills wouldn’t even exist. Certainly not the globalist plague, and there wouldn’t be a Holy New Roman, Anglo-Murican-Zionist, Empire and the Middle East would not be in ruins.

  48. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I agree this is a wonderful way of discrediting the insanely dumb agitprop of the west .. even IN the west. Take the example of the overnight internet celebrities of “Carl the Cuck” and “Aids Skrillex”, two unknown young liberals who have uttered such cognitive dissonance, they are now being actively sold on the block of the market for ridicule of the so-called “social justice” movement and liberalism in general. When the answer to why one should not enjoy free speech in public is: “But you are a white male!!” (Aids Skrillex), then that is worth more than me spotlighting the insanity of racial diversity and homotolerance for thousands of hours. Search youtube for Carl the Cuck and Aids Skrillex, you are in for a treat.

  49. utu says:

    Today’s example of this great (per Saker) Russian propaganda or counter-propaganda, though I am not sure which one it is n this case: ‘Israel Must Be Wiped Out’: Iran Tests Missile Capable of Reaching Tel Aviv

    http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160509/1039335312/iran-israel-ayatollah-netanyahu-nukes.html

    • Replies: @Avery
  50. Avery says:
    @utu

    { ‘Israel Must Be Wiped Out’: }

    A Neocon lie repeated ad nauseam is still a Neocon lie.

    [Meridor: Iran never called to wipe out Israel]

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4216986,00.html

    {Speaking to Al Jazeera, deputy PM admits Ahmadinejad was misquoted, never said Israel must be wiped off the map.}

    On the other hand, Israel and US have openly and repeatedly threatened to bomb Iran and its nuclear research facilities. A completely illegal war crime that would result in the deaths of 1,000s of innocent Iranians.

    • Agree: Talha
    • Replies: @tbraton
  51. Kiza says:

    Here is a truly beautiful article about the Russian efforts to fight the pillaging, the primitivism and the murder of the Coalition of the Sponsors of Terrorism – COST (Israel, US, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, all sponsors of ISIS) with music of the civilization:

    https://consortiumnews.com/2016/05/09/a-gift-of-culture-to-battered-palmyra/

    Towards the end, read about the reaction of the Western propagandistic MSM to this Concert for Palmyra! Therefore, add cultural decline to the economic decline and moral decline of the West. The West remains a legend in its own mind.

  52. bluedog says:
    @Quartermaster

    Would you be so kind as to paint your accurate account as to the Ukraine, its causes and on going troubles and the creator of those troubles.!!!

  53. […] NOTE: The Saker’s take on Russian media openness to Western anti-Russian propaganda. […]

  54. […] Applebaum and Edward Lucas, The danger of Russian disinformation. 23. The Unz Report: The Saker, Counter-Propaganda, Russian Style. 24. http://www.reddirtreport.com: BOOK REVIEW: “Soviet Baby Boomers” by Daniel J. Raleigh. […]

  55. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Khan Bodin

    Spoken like a butt-hurt Satanist!

    So you’re part of the European family huh? I think you’ll find your roots go back into Central Asia. You speak negatively about everything and everyone apart from the so called Jews. Christianity is not weak or conflicted, it is mens minds when deceived by posts such as yours which are befuddled and weakend. It takes all your efforts to keep people weak and confused or else the truth would already have been the victor.

    Christianity, specifically Eastern, is the main obstacle of you godless hordes and Russia is strong and unbroken unlike the Western Nations your kind have already infiltrated and undone.

    Long live Russia and the true Christianity which protects her.

  56. Talha says:
    @geokat62

    Dear Geo,

    You are absolutely right. I once did research to write an article on the original resistance (mid 1800′s) to the Tsar’s armies in the Cacausus region. That was a different time. Those were different men with principles. That was the time of Imam Shamil (may God illuminate his grave):

    http://www.britannica.com/biography/Shamil

    He was a scholar and spiritual guide of the Naqshbandi Order (I share this order with him, but through a different chain) and his murids fought bravely and honorably until General Vorontsov decided to commit a scorched-earth policy.

    It is sad to see what has happened…

    Then came the takfiris in the 90′s and they eventually stained that brave culture just like everything they seem to touch. Now many of the Chechens are indeed involved in terrorism. I hope they find the spiritual fortitude to renounce this horrendous conduct and return to their noble ways.

    May God preserve you and yours.

    • Replies: @utu
  57. utu says:
    @Talha

    “Then came the takfiris in the 90′s” – Are you not curious to find out where did they come from? Who created them? Who pays money for their operation? Who benefits from their existence?

  58. Talha says:

    Dear utu,

    I would venture to say ‘the usual suspects’ generously financed by petro-dollars. Maybe you have others in mind?

    Peace.

  59. Talha says:
    @geokat62

    And for the record, I consider Beslan to have been the worst terrorist act ever committed – in principle. The target was not some financial center or some political building or even a random airport. They specifically targeted a school full of children. That was vile to the extreme.

    • Agree: geokat62, Kiza
  60. @jimbojones

    Those ASAGODS are being ‘reinstated’ in Sweden as we speak. It is of course a private initiative and has no connection with the christian and formerly statechurch.

    http://asa-community.se

  61. @Rehmat

    The british decided already in the 1920s to exploit Muslims to fight against the USSR from both Chechnya and all other suitable encircling countries. They actually carefully scrutinized available variants of Islam to bolster the most backward and destructive ones in order to hold back the development of the arabs and to make them hated.
    You seem to be of the opinion that the Chechen wars were just about Russian imperialism, while you are fully aware of the angloamerican/Israeli exploitation of islamism by CIA MI6 and Mossad. Is this a correct understanding of your position that you dont see the same pattern for Chechnya?

  62. tbraton says:
    @Avery

    “On the other hand, Israel and US have openly and repeatedly threatened to bomb Iran and its nuclear research facilities. A completely illegal war crime that would result in the deaths of 1,000s of innocent Iranians.”

    The leading contender for the Democratic nomination has called for the “total destruction” of Iran in the event Iran should send a missile toward Israel, even though the U.S. has no treaty obligation whatsoever to retaliate on Israel’s behalf. She is sort of the female, Democratic version of John McCain, who used a parody of a Beachboys song to express his Iran policy (“Bomb, bomb, bomb, Bomb, bomb Iran”). Two months before his virtually certain election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Obama said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune that it would be necessary to launch missile attacks against Iran if our economic sanctions against Iran did not force it to abandon its nuclear enrichment program, which it had a legal right to as a signatory to the NPT, which Israel is not.

    • Replies: @Avery
  63. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    You forgot the best of the talk shows, “Право голоса.”

  64. @NoseytheDuke

    “That said it’s better than the BBC, CNN, Fox (naturally) and most western “news” media.”

    I watched the “boots on the ground” bit and it skewered the lies effectively.

    But RT is a bit schizophrenic(?) in its coverage of US domestic affairs. On the Michael Brown/Baltimore/BLM nagombi their coverage was straight from 1963 – “bad whites oppress noble blacks”. It could have been Radio Moscow of old.

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  65. @Anonymous Nephew

    You’re probably right. I’m not living in the US at this time so I am quite out of the loop on these matters. No doubt RT could be a lot better though they are assisted by the blatant decline of the established Western news brands that we once trusted.

    There is so much anti-Russian propaganda in just about all of the mainstream Western media that, coupled with the economic situation, it makes me think that we are already in WWIII, but just in the early economic and propaganda phase. Gotta hate those pesky Ruskies first!

    Killary is truly frightening to me. Cheers.

  66. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Immigrant from former USSR

    I have just read an article from Steve Sailer on this blog. He claims that syrian war refugees came to Germany for welfare benefits and his has proof: it’s Borat. The Borat from the movies who acts like an antisocial outlander to confront US citizens with their prejudices. Is this a satire blog? Because if it’s not, than Steve Sailer is a dumb racist.

  67. Boris N says:
    @The most deplorable one

    Article 282 of the Criminal Code forbids: anti-Semitism (the ultimate “no-no”), Nazism, racism, Islamic fundamentalism, etc. Nothing special that is not forbidden in the West. Of course, this law is often misused and overdone, but every misuse is openly debated in the press and especially in the internet, and every misuse is constantly monitored by Russian human rights organizations. Do you imagine such monitoring organizations in a true authoritarian state? I don’t. I even do not imagine if such organizations, that would monitor misuses of hate speech laws, exist in the US or EU. On the contrary, there have been enough people in the West who had their lives totally ruined after saying something allegedly anti-Israel, anti-Islamic or ant-something multikulti. Nobody raises a voice against when people are bullied or loose their job after saying something stupid in Twitter or Facebook.

    Actually, after much of the media attention to Article 282, its practical application is so negligible that only around 1000 persons a year are sentenced. It’s just 0.1% of all crime cases. It does not look much like the alleged repressions.

    And I do not remember any person who blamed Putin and was sentence with Article 282. Not much like that American guy who got to go to prison for trying to kill Obama with Twitter.

    No, the “Putin is bad” propaganda is state supported. Look for “Ekho Moskvy” which is literally owned by the state gas monopolist Gazprom. They air everyday over half of Russia, with its potential 50-mln audience it is the biggest anti-Putin voice in Russia. You may look for the TV channel “Dozhd” (Rain) or the newspapers such as “Novaya Gazeta” which openly have hated Putin from the day one.

    It is exactly what the Saker said: give all Putin-haters and Russia-haters* the right to say openly everything they think, even support them, and you’ll get perfect counter-propaganda. Putin & Co. just created a perfect opposition, which has a zero chance of winning, because this opposition openly makes hate speeches against their potential electorate, so the “United Russia” can rule fearlessly for 16 years. It is “the alternative is worse” tactics.

    *Note: I hate to put together these two categories as I do not conflate Russia and “Putin & Friends, Inc.”; unfortunately, Western MSM do not see this way and do not make any difference between these two absolutely different things. I would support Western MSM for their criticism of Putin and his oligarchic clique for doing too little or nothing to improve the life of average Russians, but what Western MSM usually do is the criticism of Putin for doing too little damage to Russia. Obviously, Western MSM would praise only destroyers like Gorbachev or Yeltsin.

  68. Boris N says:
    @Rehmat

    The Chechen “freedom fighters” are literally terrorists. Imagine if the Navajo rebels fighting for their independent “Navajo Republic” would bomb subways and other public places in American cities. How would you call them? Luckily for the US, Native Americans are practically wiped out, there are nobody to rebel today. And you most probably does not know a thing about the taking of hostages in Budennovsk in 1995. The Chechen “rebels” have been terrorists from the start.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  69. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Boris N

    See what happens?! Earlier psychoclasses based on genital mutilation, pedophilia, infanticide, pederasty and incest always produces the new generation of bombers and hostage takers…and this cycle perpetuates. It is NOT o.k. to use boy and gurl infants as sexual poison containers.

    Hypocritically, a third anal sexual offense will reward the hapless couple a swift beheading at the hands of these backward Chechnyan ” freedom fighters”. Real toughguys know how to treat their women. They do not have to go out and get themselves killed or maimed in a patriotic struggle.

    Gentile, Jew, Moslem… makes no difference. All are guilty to some degree or other.

  70. @Priss Factor

    “But the Cult of White Guilt over slavery and Jimmy Crow means we cannot mention the Bad Negro.”

    Could I have some of what you’re smoking?

    Clearly you are medically unable to separate fantasy from reality.

    Yeah black people hold up signs saying “black lives matter” because they (including their children) are mowed down like sawgrass by gun-toting psychos with badges, who know they will never in a million years be convicted of any crime by any American jury.

    USA leads the world in police extrajudicial killings, on pace for about 1,000 this year…about the same number of actual criminals executed in China…after a trial and due process…

    With nearly five time the population of the US, police shootings are nearly unheard of in China…

    Of course morons who carry Der Fuhrer’s picture on their cellphone long for the days of open racism and public lynching of the negroes…come on admit it now…

  71. @Rehmat

    Oh yeah… E. Margolis…lifetime member of the presstitute corps…now posing as a genuine alternative media voice…

    As for Chechen “heroism” it apparently includes blowing up innocent civilians in hospitals, airports, trains and other public places…

    Ramzan Kadyrov is a Chechen…ask him how he likes those religious maniacs who stir up trouble in his jurisdiction…or those who are always first in line in any towelhead jihad anywhere on the globe…

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/secret-battles-us-forces-chechen-terrorists/story?id=22580688

    “I’d say Chechens were a fair percentage of the overall enemy population early in Operation Enduring Freedom,” recalled an active-duty senior Special Operations officer, referring to the Pentagon’s name for the Afghan war, in which he was among the first ground operatives.

    Of course Uncle Sham, ever the opportunist, was (and still is) happy to use these same towelhead maniacs as cannon fodder for its dirty projects in Russia, Syria and elsewhere…

    Then they rain down hellfire missiles on same poor towelheads…like Omar “The Chechen” ISIS “war minister” killed in Raqqa by a US strike earlier this year…

    Why don’t you try strapping on a suicide vest Rehmat…see how it fits…?

  72. pogohere says: • Website
    @guest

    You can yell fire in a crowded theater legally if there is a fire.

  73. […] media diversity in Russia. Some of the latter immediately come to mind. The May 5 Saker article “Counter Propaganda, Russian Style“, provides detailed examples. Touching on the same topic, the RIA Novosti affiliated InoSMI, […]

  74. […] The Saker confirms that giving Russian liberals a media platform is an important part of Russia’s information warfare strategy: […]

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