TV monitoring reveals Russians led to believe in “Western plot against Russia”

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2015/05/27 • Analysis & Opinion

Article by: Memo98SK

Russian viewers of television news and current affairs are being told that their country has been targeted by the United States in a ‘western plot’ to bring their country to its knees, according to a monitoring report.
These relentless messages aimed at the Russian public accuses the US of orchestrating a campaign against their country which includes fomenting the war with Ukraine, a research done in March by MEMO 98, a Slovak monitoring group, in cooperation with Internews Ukraine and Yerevan Press Club of Armenia, shows. The message downplays the role of the European Union which is often presented as being pushed into sanctions against Russia by the US.

Monitoring RT - snapshot from the report

Monitoring RT – snapshot from the report

“Our monitoring revealed that the main Russian channels have been used as instruments of propaganda in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia,” said Rasťo Kužel of MEMO 98. “The channels diverted attention from important domestic issues and scared the population with the possibility of a war and the need of Russia to protect itself against an external enemy.”

The report analyzed the following TV channels:

  • First Channel
  • First Baltic Channel
  • Russia 1
  • NTV
  • Dozhd
  • Russia Today
  • Euronews Russian Service

Talk shows and news programs uniformly criticize the Ukrainian government and armed forces while supporting the actions of the Russian authorities in a common line on the main television channels on which Russians rely for their information on events at home and abroad. Russians are also repeatedly told that the economic difficulties caused by sanctions and the low oil price are temporary and that ‘they can take it’ in a tone reminiscent of World War II. Programs on World War II are a key element of the campaign to encourage Russians to support the government of President Vladimir Putin in a crisis situation which is presented as serious as the threat posed to the Soviet Union by the Nazi Germany 70 years ago.

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“The national media enjoying high level of trust and popularity in the EaP countries would serve as a good tool against the Russian media propaganda. In this respect, the existence of truly independent public service broadcasters that would develop impartial editorial practices is essential.” said Boris Navasardian of YPC.

The report which was commissioned by the Civil Society Forum of the Eastern Partnership, an EU funded organization which brings together NGO’s from six post-Soviet countries, is published on the eve of an EU summit with Eastern Partnership leaders in Riga on May 21. CSF member organizations contributed to the report.

The report can be downloaded here:

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  • Tmos

    The west is full of zombie CIA agents, coming to eat Russian brains. mmmm BRAINS! Russia should be scared of themselves.
    “We have nothing to fear but fear itself!” errr something like that. Oh and Putin spinage! That stuff is really scary. Tastes like Blaaah!

    • puttypants

      Oh no another Putin propaganda campaign. Obviously, the oppression of Russians in Ukraine and the neo nazi accusation against Ukriane have run out of steam. Now they’ve started hard on USA. OIY….Insane people with an insane leader!

    • Czech Friend

      “coming to eat Russian brains”?

      What are they afraid of then?!

      :-p

  • puttypants

    My God…no Russians have been made totally crazy. In fact, the USA doesn’t even cover what’s going on in Ukraine unless it’s once in a while on the internet or an opinion page. I’m extremely disgusted with USA media they should be working Russia over and letting Americans Know that Putin and his Russia are a danger to the world.

  • puttypants

    Hahahaha ….Ukraine and other organizations in Ukraine have lots of evidence of Russian aggression in Ukraine. You people are truly pathetic liars. You are shameless and disgusting!

    • puttypants

      You truly are delusional. It’s Ukraine’s land and Putin and his mercenaries are stealing it and killing women and children…My God you are insane. White is black and so on. outrageous lies!! …no one believes them!. Everyone knows you are another Putler troll. How much you get comrade… 36 rubles a month for blood on your hands? You are as guilty for Putler murders in Ukraine as his mercenaries! It is Ukraine’s land!

      • puttypants

        It is the people’s land and those are people of Ukraine. Majority still want to be part of Ukraine. Many polls have proved that it’s only a small minority who want to join Russia. However, when your territory is part of a country you don’t just secede because you want to….every country fights to keep their territory. The only fascists are you … Who came to Ukraine to steal its land and kill its people!!

        • canuke

          Lay off, troll. There are no fascists in Kyiv, but plenty across the border in RuSSia. Go back to the Kremlin. Same old mindless drivel, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

        • Michel Cloarec

          Illusions or mythoaddict ! your choice !

          Ukraine has always been moving away from Russia, for generations and centuries it has been moving to differentiate itself and it will continue, the only thing highly artificial is Putin’s disinformation campaign to keep his own Russians blindly loyal to him.

          • The truth

            The shelling of donbas is your telling. The entity of novorossia is an utopia and therefore was an illusion.
            Now, let´s be serious !
            Before WWII, stalin annexed Lithuania,Latvia,Estonia. WHY ?
            Then stalin started WWII invading his part of Poland and attacked Finland . WHY ?
            When WWII ended, stalin maybe helped those countries to be liberated from nazism but not from stalin communism. All those countries as well as sovjet countries were living in misery, both economical and social. Poland started the first revolution. Then even russians started revolution in 1991.
            When urss colapsed , Baltic countries run away .
            The most prosperous country in EU is Poland !
            Latvia, Lithuania,Estonia are doing very well !
            RF is just doing what it can , like other countries in the world , no more , no less. Nothing to be exceptionally proud of !
            To survive and defend an ideology sovjet had to suck everything possible from occupied countries inclusive Ukraine . To do that kremlin with the different leaders had to paralyse those countries with its total policy,
            to keep the power over these countries in a gulag atmosphere . That the sovjet did influence the way of life and thinking for all the people in the occupied countries was inevitable . But they never loosed their languages, traditions, distinctive characteristic.
            Is it not time , that RF people start to think more rational and ask themselves WHY DON`T THEY LIKE US ?

      • Dirk Smith

        Dude, get some new material. Nobody with a rational-thinking mind buys your 70-year old Stalinist narrative anymore. I’m sorry you don’t choose to use that part of your brain.

        • Dirk Smith

          The “Ukrainians are nazis” BS. As I recall, Nazi Germany’s willing ally was Moscow. And then you’re going to say that OUN collaborated with the nazis. Etc, etc. Think for a change.

          • canuke

            I was curious who gave you a positive mark, and surprise, surprise, you gave yourself the mark. That explains things. I couldn’t imagine anyone actually agreeing with your tiresome remarks.

          • Michel Cloarec

            I see there is a new LORD HAW HAW starting to work in St P

          • John Shirley

            Yesterday you were from the Balkans, today you are from Hong Kong. If you don’t even know where you are living you need some serious help.
            Oh, yeah, Hong Kong. I’ve been there a few times. I bought a real nice Nikon camera at this place called the “fleet store or ship club” or something like that.Can you help me out with that name? Oh and I just loved taking that water taxi service across the harbor from Koloon to Hong Kong but I’m afraid I forgot the name of that also. Can you help me out there also.

          • John Shirley

            Since I made my post, I searched thru some of my old receipts and unbelievably I found the receipt for the camera. I bought it at the “china fleet club”.in Hong Kong. Also the ferry I used to take back to ko(w)loon where I normally had a hotel room, was run by the “star ferry” company. Your right to my knowledge all the sampans were privately owned. My close friend who worked ar the US Embassy said there was a saying. “Born, live, and die on a sampan” or something like that.

          • Michel Cloarec

            Is RF a fascist land ?

          • Michel Cloarec

            Is russia or rf or putin working for peace ?

          • Michel Cloarec

            You write about something you know nothing about !

          • Michel Cloarec

            You seems very confused in your writing, because you lack knowledge on the subjects, but you write because you must !

          • Michel Cloarec

            Emotional ivan aka david haines

          • Michel Cloarec

            Write more so I (we) can have fun !

          • Michel Cloarec

            I only write small short messages, not to stimulate your capacity of thinking on your own !

          • Michel Cloarec

            You feel so insecure about your origins that you don´t know that RF is a threat to world peace !

          • canuke

            Yep, straight out of the Kremlin troll handbook.

          • Dirk Smith

            Thanks for proving my point “David.” Next…….

    • Dagwood Bumstead

      If anybody has been doing any stealing, old boy, it has been Dwarf 2 and his Kolorads. Many factories in the so-called LNR and DNR have been stripped of everything useful, which has then been carted off to Russia. The rest has been largely destroyed, leaving “the people” as you call them with nothing but shattered industry and no prospect of employment.
      The white trucks of the “humanitarian convoys” haven’t been going back to Dwarfstan empty. In addition to dead Kolorads they have been transporting the inventories of all those Donbass factories.

      • Dagwood Bumstead

        First, I’m not killing anybody, old boy. Second, you should really be asking Dwarf 2 and his Kolorads that. THEY are hiding their artillery in residential areas, executing civilians who aren’t Russian Orthodox or who are accused of rape without a shred of evidence being offered, shelling Mariupol and other towns and villages in Ukrainian hands etc etc. The Ukrainian forces are defending their country against external aggression and according to the UN Charter every country has the right to defend itself against an aggressor- look it up. And that includes the Ukraine

        During the liberation of France, Belgium and Holland in 1944-45 French, Begian and Dutch civilians were killed by Allied fire. A most regrettable fact, but are you seriously suggesting that that was a deliberate Allied policy? Similarly, do you really believe deaths of civilians in the Donbass is deliberate Kyiv policy? Well, you probably do.
        And has it ever occurred to you that the deaths of the civilians and Ukrainian defenders, not to mention the destruction, would not have occurred if the Demented Dwarf 2 hadn’t sent his Kolorad thugs into the Ukraine? Probably not.

        • Dagwood Bumstead

          Concentration camps? Where are they? Or are you referring to the forced labour camps in Dwarfstan?
          And why should Kyiv follow Minsk II when Dwarf 2’s Kolorads don’t? Face it, Dwarf 2 is the aggressor here. The Kolorads are firing from residential areas in Donetsk, Luhansk and other places, hiding their artillery and firing from positions among the civilians like the cowards they are. They showed that cowardice everywhere, starting with Slavyansk.
          As for immigration, the Kolorads are immigrants, aren’t they? They are Dwarfstan soldiers and mercenaries, not Ukrainian nationals.

  • Roger Mikael Klang

    “Russian viewers of television news and current affairs are being told that their country has been targeted by the United States in a ‘western plot’ to bring their country to its knees, according to a monitoring report.”

    Really? After starting two wars in just six years. One against Georgia, which Putin later on admitted was a planned Russian war. One against Ukraine when they took Crimea, which Putin later on admitted was a planned deed, which everyone knows led to the war in Eastern Ukraine.

    Will Putin eventually admitt that this follow-up war also was planned? It depends on if they have anything to gain on it. The thing is that Putin and his Kremlins’ do not know what kind of strange concept that Causuality is, for some reason. And it seems that the Russian people also fails to see what it is.

    • puttypants

      Roger you forgot Chechnya. What Russians may not know is how he gave Assad in Syria chemical weapons and arms to kill his own people. What about the problems he foments in Moldova…the tension he promotes in Azerbaijan and Armenia? What about Afghanistan? Putin sows death where ever he goes and what’s worse is so many Russians follow!! One has to start questioning the people in that country. Look at their history of cruel czars and cruel dictators. They look up to these people. What kind of people are these? They pray to a bust of Putin!!! That’s so scary!!

      • Roger Mikael Klang

        Yes you are right!

      • Czech Friend

        therefore we must isolate them and not trying to integrate them. Until they come to their senses in 100 years or so…

  • Michel Cloarec

    Putin & co bluff to indoctrinate russian people is a sad fact of fascism . Poor russian people ! The bluff is wider than that, let see if he will manage to bluff is brics minions ?

    “”Meeting with BRICS national security advisors

    Vladimir Putin met with high-ranking representatives of BRICS member-states in charge of national security matters who are taking part in the Fifth Annual Meeting of BRICS National Security Advisors.

    May 26, 2015
    17:10

    The Kremlin, Moscow:

    Clearly, combatting organised crime, terrorism and financial crime is on the agenda of the international community. It is also obvious that our countries have to face serious threats due to violations of international law and the national sovereignty of states in various spheres of activity.”””

    • Dagwood Bumstead

      No doubt that refers to Dwarfstan’s violations of international law and the national sovereignty of states.

      • The truth

        That statement from putin is outrageous when the world knows that he has started a war every 3 years the last 12 years.