The Media Battle Over Ukraine

HONG KONG. – It is a truth universally acknowledged that the Russian media are one lean mean propaganda machine. When most of a country’s major media outlets are government owned, that’s the occupational hazard. We, Russians, accept this far too calmly. It used to be that you could turn to Western media, such as that […]

France Will Not Boycott Russian Olympics Despite Anti-Gay Law

While the French government is opposed to Russia’s new anti-gay law, it does not support a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, according to Minister of Sport Valérie Fourneyron. In Moscow for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, Fourneyron told her Russian counterpart Vitali Mutko that France was “opposed to all discrimination based […]