Posts Tagged ‘TV’

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.