Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

Russian propaganda

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

An excellent article by Peter Pomerantsev about present day Russian TV propaganda. We have featured another one by him back in 2013. It looks like he also finished his book in the meantime. I should probably read it.

Just yesterday I have been reading an article about Kremlin extending its news tentacles around the world. As if RT wasn’t enough already. Below is such an example of pro-Kremlin media news reporting:

One of our readers has recently sent me an article from RT, claiming a radioactive leak occured at the Ukrainian¬†Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant and blaming it on the operator’s attempts to fuel one of the plant’s reactors with nuclear fuel supplied by Westinghouse Electric. I won’t even bother to link to such fiction. After a bit of research I found out that reactors of similar design located in Czech Republic had already used Westinghouse fuel without any incidents, but later switched to Russian made nuclear fuel provided by TVEL because it was more cost efficient. Additionally, two reactors at the the South Ukraine NPP have been running on nuclear fuel assemblies from mixed suppliers.

Ukraine

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

I’ve read a very interesting article on the recent events in Ukraine, Russia and name calling, dictatorship, national bolshevism and differences between the EU and Putin’s rival project, the Eurasian Union. If the revolution in Ukraine was planned by the West, the timing could not have been better as Putin was rather busy with the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Updates:

Remember the 1999 Pristina airport incident? This time nobody is going to cut Russia off. Crimea is an important strategic Russian outpost and they will defend their interests in the area.

A 1979 novel called The Island of Crimea and written by Vasily Aksyonov predicts Russia’s occupation of the peninsula in strikingly accurate detail. Of course, it’s all fiction.

Some articles

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

I’ve recently read two interesting articles about the world we live in. The first one, called The Virus of Imperialism, exposes the US ways of delibertely seeking and provoking wars. It comes in two parts. The other article, entitled Forms of Delirium pictures modern day Russia and its brand new propaganda involving Kremlin sponsored biker gangs, orthodox banner-bearers that burn Harry Potter books, anti-pedophile neo-nazis and puppet politicians.

Putin says: free software

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has signed an order requiring the federal government to move from proprietary technologies to free/open source software. Starting with the second quarter or 2012, Russian federal agencies will be transitioning to Linux-based systems. This decision is most likely motivated by the costs associated with proprietary software, as explained in this article.