Russia risks losing information war to the West

The “Civilized World” celebrates yet another victory over “pro-Kremlin propaganda” - a wave of bans on broadcasting programs of the Russian media group RT swept through the Baltic countries. And no matter how many representatives of the channel popular in many countries try to reduce everything to the “phenomenal foolishness” of russophobic heads of certain bureaucratic structures, the matter is much more serious.

There is reason to believe that this is only the beginning of the next round of the world information war, in which our opponents have not complied with any rules for a long time. Will Russia be able to give a decent response to attacks - both current and emerging?

Russians need to shut up ...

Latvia became a fighter in an offensive launched against RT. The local special services loudly declared the channel "the most influential instrument of Kremlin propaganda in the West." The countries at the National Council for Electronic Mass Media reacted surprisingly promptly and, thanking the "fighters of the invisible front" for the "timely signal", decided to ban the broadcasting of the RT, RT HD, RT Arabic, RT Spanish, RT Documentary HD, RT channels on Latvian territory Documentary, RT TV. The motivation is as simple as a brick: all of them are “under the sole control and supervision of the Russian propagandist” Dmitry Kiselyov. Obviously, they are experiencing some particularly deep horror in front of him ... However, what is happening is nothing but the implementation of the state policy by "squeezing" out of the country, and above all, from its information space in general all Russian.

At the beginning of this year, the President of Latvia, Egil Levits, appealed to the Commission of the Seimas Human Rights and Public Affairs Commission with an urgent proposal to “correct” the law on electronic mass media so that Russian-language broadcasting in no case would amount to more than 20% in program networks (and not only on-air channels, but also cable networks and even broadcasting television programs of electronic media). RT was simply taken in the first place, as the most popular channel. They tried to teach their own mouse fuss about peace with maximum pathos and fanfare: Ivar Abolins, the chairman of the National Council who blessed the prosecution, said that for programs like those “produced by RT”, “there is not and cannot be a place not only in Latvia, but and throughout the European Union, ”while urging everyone to a single EU state to“ reject the Kremlin’s propaganda ”with anger and disgust and cling to the crystal clear sources of“ quality and pluralistic information. ”

I must say that, following his statements, the followers of this not too adequate figure were found almost immediately. Latvia banned RT on June 30, and literally a week later, puffed up and strained, its neighbor Lithuania, exactly the same lawless decision, was “born”. True, the local bureaucrats turned out to be a little more cunning, having decided to hide behind the back of the “decisions of the European Union”. Mantas Martisius, the head of the local Radio and Television Commission, specified that the broadcasting would be stopped “not because of violations,” but, you see, because “the person associated with the channel was included in the European sanctions list.” Speech in this case, again, is about Dmitry Kiselev. He, according to the same Martisus, "should not receive benefits." Obviously, according to Lithuanian officials, it’s huge for RT from broadcasting in their tiny country ... By the way, a kind of “feint with the ears” allowed tricky Lithuanians to turn things around quickly and quietly: at a meeting of the Commission at which the upcoming ban was discussed, RT representatives did not even invite. Today, Estonia is also thinking about blocking the broadcasting of our channel. According to the head of the Foreign Ministry, Urmas Reinsalu, in his country they “fully approve” the actions of the neighbors, but first they will try to observe the appearance of decency: “conduct an audit” of how much the RT ban “will facilitate the implementation of financial sanctions”. The final result of these hypocritical actions, however, can be no doubt. And here, with the advent of gentlemen of diplomats, we finally come to the heart of the matter. Namely - to that very obvious fact that the team “Fas!” regarding our television channel, a whole bunch of Baltic mongrels sounded at the same time, and from the owner, who is far beyond the borders of both the Baltic States and Europe.

... and brainwash!

The same Mantas Martisius, some time later stopped breaking comedy and frankly admitted: the decision to stop broadcasting RT was on the agenda of the Lithuanian Television and Radio Broadcasting Commission after he received the relevant instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They directly stated: “the channel is distributing content beneficial to the Kremlin”, which means “Atu it!” And again in the case, diplomats, obviously reverently clinging to the freshest "training manual" received from Washington, and rushing headlong rushed to carry out the tasks assigned to it. And there is no doubt that there can be no doubt that everything that is happening in the Baltic region is once again heard by the “ears” of the “politicians” who turn around there, like the most ordinary puppets of the United States.

Let me remind you - back in 2011, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for additional funds to be allocated to her department specifically for the "information war" that the Americans are "losing to RT." On this occasion, one can also recall the revelations of one of the successors of the frenzied Hillary at her post - John Kerry, who in 2014 attacked the TV channel with accusations of “propaganda and distortion of facts” regarding the bloody coup d'etat that took place in Ukraine in those days, organized according to the American scenario . There are a great many examples of this kind, and all of them will testify only to one thing: representatives of whatever party were masters in the White House and the State Department, would not sit in the US Congress, our RT there is perceived solely as an enemy. Moreover, the enemy is so powerful that representatives of the American government sometimes simply break down into elementary tantrums and rudeness in dealing with its representatives, being unable to hide their own impotent anger. Hence the desire to inflict maximum damage to the channel, acting with the hands of submissive satellites.

On the other hand, accusing Russian television of “propaganda”, “promoting the Kremlin’s information agenda”, “biased reporting of information” and the like, the Americans themselves do not even find it necessary to hide their own intentions regarding the “brainwashing” of our compatriots, and on our territory! In particular, as it became known recently, only for the “promotion of American culture in Russia” the State Department intends to allocate very substantial amounts in the near future. In particular, 300 thousand dollars will be allocated only for technical and logistical support for the Subject Matter Experts Program, under which our citizens will have to "explain the characteristics of the culture and foreign policy of the United States." Something tells me that the emphasis here will not be on the first part (Americans and culture! It's already funny ...), but on the second. At the same time, specially involved “specialists from the USA” will be involved in the implementation of these intentions. A heap of "educational and print materials, materials for the media and social networks" is being prepared.

Obviously, in this way the Russians will try to convince that Washington’s actions to strangle their country with sanctions, destabilizing events both in Russia and on its borders, as well as many other things in the same vein - all this is done exclusively for their benefit. What other “features of the US foreign policy” need clarification in the eyes of Russian citizens is hard to imagine. However, the gentlemen from the State Department have bigger plans too - so far they intend to invest only some 50 thousand dollars in the “promotion” of their next project, but this is clearly only the beginning. We are talking about the mass involvement of Russian schoolchildren in the “study of the joint history of our countries”, for which it is planned to create a variety of “educational projects, including sites, related applications, AR- or VR-platforms”. In a word, the goal is the preparation of the new “Kohl from Urengoy,” only pro-American.

The fact that such actions are already being carried out with might and main, and, alas, is not unsuccessful at all, is convinced every time that some readers of our resource perceive almost as a personal insult attempts to tell the truth about the ambiguous role of the United States in World War II and the Great Patriotic War, about them insidious and aggressive actions towards those who considered them allies. Unfortunately, the efforts to fashion from “great America” a sincere friend, a generous and generous “partner” of our country, undertaken during the period of “perestroika” and somewhat later, were not in vain. To some, these popular images have sunk into the soul so much that they continue to believe in them, contrary to a completely obvious reality. Apparently, the US State Department intends to maximize this effect and strengthen it by embarking on a brainwashing of our children from school. No wonder - after all, such a practice was more than successfully “run-in” in neighboring Ukraine. Incidentally, the American embassy there continues to distribute relatively generous grants for “creating media products,” for example, “Maidans,” “Russian aggression,” and the like. Washington does not spare money on the information war. There is no doubt that something similar has already been prepared for Belarus - the local “zmagars” will openly receive funding for this line from the US Embassy as soon as it resumes full-fledged work in Minsk, and this is likely to not be long awaited. On the other hand, judging by the processes taking place in the country, certain American organizations and structures are already conducting their own activities there of a very definite nature, and in full swing.

They continue to systematically surround Russia with a ring of unfriendly states, while at the same time trying by all means possible to "shut up" and deprive them of the opportunity to defend their own position in front of an international audience. Will a worthy answer be given to these demarches? So far, there has been no reaction, except for the languid rebuffs of the embassies, the Russian Foreign Ministry on duty comment on the “cynical encroachment on freedom of speech,” the requirements for the OSCE to “respond” to them (joke, please ?!), and the calls in the State Duma to “not act situationally” followed by. With such a strategy and tactics in any wars (and information, including), victories do not win. So they lose ...
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  1. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 10 July 2020 10: 40
    Bravo to the author - of course, they lose the war. Khrushchev, at the peak of the development of the USSR, tapped the UN rostrum with his boot - the Cold War for 20 years, an exhaustive arms race, economic stagnation and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Putin, at the peak of oil prices in Munich, tapped his shoes on the platform - the Cold War, an exhaustive arms race, economic stagnation and .... I do not want to continue the negative analogy ...
  2. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 10 July 2020 10: 42
    To our great regret, the efforts to fashion from our “great America” a sincere friend, a generous and generous “partner” of our country, undertaken during the “perestroika” period and somewhat later, were not in vain.

    The author seems to have a long-standing psycho-emotional trauma associated with his personal disappointment in the USA))

    No one from America has ever molded any image of a "generous and benevolent partner" in Russia. Even under Yeltsin. They "molded" the image of a country with which one can and should cooperate, and not wait for "decay and collapse of the dollar." This does not negate possible contradictions and competition.

    The fact that the author has black and white thinking, because of which he experiences dysphoria when confronted with a more complex reality, is his problem.
  3. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 10 July 2020 12: 43
    Even the loud cries of the Kremlin will not help. There are three things that need to be done ... however, we have few dealers. There should be focused work:

    1. To limit the possibilities of the hostile media that have been spawned in the country, listening to the tales of enemies and freedom of speech, often they are sources.
    2. Deprive accreditation of representatives of particularly false media of the West.
    3. To learn to convey our information not only to those where we are not banned, although this minuscule is there, and to the peoples of those countries where the ban is in effect. The ban is of interest. And at present, the possibilities for delivering info are almost endless.
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 10 July 2020 13: 04
      Do you even want to deprive us of at least some truth about the situation in the country and the world?
      1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
        Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 10 July 2020 22: 08
        Quote: Arkharov
        Do you want to deprive us of at least some truth about the situation in the country and the world?

        Comrade! Are you getting tom-tom Putin's news?
        RT broadcasts are available on the Internet, and scandal advertising has added RT viewers. If before Trump in the USA 20 thousand subscribers were registered in the Republic of Tatarstan, then after the start of the baiting of the channel, the audience reached 5 million. This is already very noticeable!
        Since local journalists are recruiting for the American segment of the Republic of Tajikistan, the work on them makes a lasting impression. On American channels, they have to agree on each exhale, the interviewee is given questions in advance, answers are received, the answers are impenetrable on the American air; On the RT, your program, think up a topic, invite anyone you want, ask any questions, broadcast any answers - the management looks only at the timing: start on time, finish on time.
        The American media completely freely express the opinion of the owner of the media. RT in the USA allows a journalist to express his opinion freely.
        1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 11 July 2020 08: 58
          Sorry, but RT see for yourself. And in the USA, and in the Russian Federation, and in Zimbabwe ...
          1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
            Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 11 July 2020 10: 15
            Quote: Arkharov
            Sorry, but RT see for yourself.

            Have you watched the US RT? There is not a single Russian. Some Americans. News aggregation is also the business of American FREE journalists. That's why the anal firecracker explodes at Murdoch and Turners, the conductors of the Irish mafioso policy. Do not bring them censorship news releases and analytical programs.
            After all, ordinary citizens also want to see the world without a mafia-Irish filter.
            Now I have in the Rostelecom pool and the BBC, CIENEn, and France24, and the Arab news channel, and EuroNews, and Kazan, and Lukashenko-TV. The whole world is available to me. And you are afraid of looking out of your mafia-Irish kennel. Suddenly you will see that your beliefs are just a zombie program.
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 10 July 2020 14: 22
    Already lost! Because they gave up. Instead of answering in a mirror, on the contrary we are inviting all sorts of outright Russophobes to television. And if it only concerned television!

    It is about the mass involvement of Russian schoolchildren in the “study of the joint history of our countries”

    Article 13, part 1-2 of the Constitution.
    1. The Russian Federation recognizes ideological diversity.
    2. No ideology can be established as a state or mandatory.
    That is, national ideology is prohibited, Russian ideology cannot be supported by the state. All ideology can only be supported by foreign states. In Russia today there is a special occupational ideology for which the US Congress allocates money in the budget.

    In particular, 300 thousand dollars will be allocated only for the technical and logistical support of the Subject Matter Experts Program

    I would also like to ask some fans: "Why did the amendments to the Constitution not concern this important article for the state? Education is enough to guess?"
    1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
      Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 10 July 2020 17: 37
      Probably because, according to the same Constitution, Article 135 part 1

      The provisions of chapters 1, 2, and 9 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation cannot be revised by the Federal Assembly.

      part 2.

      If the proposal to revise the provisions of chapters 1, 2 and 9 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation is supported by three fifths of the total number of members of the Council of the Federation and deputies of the State Duma, then in accordance with the federal constitutional law, the Constitutional Assembly is convened.
  5. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 10 July 2020 15: 07
    Russia risks losing information war to the West

    - Why not play it ... - At the "evenings" ... on the TV programs "Evening with Vladimir Solovyov" a whole cohort of Russian commentators (with Solovyov at the head) ... - all together they cannot even "talk" one Ukrainian "pseudo political scientist" ... - there is such ... - this is a certain Vasil Vakarov ...
    - He alone replayes them all ... Stands and only laughed; vilely shakes his physiognomy; carries all sorts of nonsense ... - well, literally everything that only he can think of ...
    - And this all our "information public" ... - only bleats: "Vasil, Vasil, Vasil ..." ...
    - And he is on them ...- just sneezes and wipes his feet about them all ...
    - Well, since these "giants" cannot oppose him, then they would have invited another "political scientist" from Ukraine ...
    - In general ... - it's just disgusting to watch ... how they all walk on their hind legs in front of this "cornflower" ..; trying to directly race to prove something to him and at the same time each of them babbles: "Vasil, Vasil ..." ...; one is more obsequious than the other ... - And he, in response to all of them - just stands and smiles, and is absurd ...
    - That's the whole "information war with the West" ... - Some not very competent Ukrainian nothingness cannot put in place - a whole cohort of our political scientists of all stripes ... - And then what can we say about real "large-scale information wars with West "...
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 10 July 2020 22: 20
      Quote: gorenina91
      all together cannot even "talk" to one Ukrainian "pseudo political scientist" ... - there is such ... - this is a certain Vasil Vakarov ...
      - He alone replayes them all ...

      Girl / woman / woman ... Solovyov has a performance with actors. They write the words, a breather is inserted in his ear, played his 45 minutes - a hundred dollars in his pocket and walk ... to the next studio. Journey One - Russia 1 - NTV brings actors $ 300 per day. They pay 100 rubles even to the audience, some grandmothers in the studio. Those who are able to run fast, manage to hit on three channels, as a spectator, a month up to 5 thousand rubles to retirement.
      And in the smoking-room "experts" peacefully poison jokes, not bothering with politics.
    2. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 11 July 2020 09: 00
      Why are you watching that rubbish? For your mental health is not scary?
  6. Barmaley_2 Offline Barmaley_2
    Barmaley_2 (Barmaley) 11 July 2020 11: 12
    What can I say, even if the impoverished Ukraine with its dull and clumsy propaganda managed to smash dry all this pseudo propaganda, but in fact, propaganda grew. MEDIA. The weakness of Russian propagandists is explained by the main commonplace thing - the lack of ideology. As an imperial project of the state, and the Russian Federation an empire, almost exactly the same empires of the USA or China, it should carry completely clear and understandable OWN messages, and not in fact Western liberal ones. Russia could, for example, carry the flag of traditional values, such as family, church, normal orientation, social ideas of equality, conservative ideas, etc., and have long been waiting for this from it. But no! Moreover, the Russian Federation has a rather poor population and cannot offer the philosophy of building a state-house with a rich population of great opportunities. By the way, these are all links of one chain. Ideological losses are due to addiction, in fact - addiction in the financial sector. In the field of e-ki, liberals rule in the Russian Federation, which does not allow the concept of constructing other propaganda lines of behavior of the Russian Federation, except for liberal ones. And to fight the enemy according to his rules and hope to win is obvious stupidity. We must create our own agenda, and not stupidly respond to the existing one and sluggishly give up.
  7. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 12 July 2020 09: 06
    Solovyov has a performance with actors. They write the words, a breather is inserted in his ear, played his 45 minutes - a hundred dollars in his pocket and walk ... to the next studio.

    - Well, the performances ...- this is good ... - and the political information performances ...- it's even better ...
    - Only now it turns out that ... - in the opinion, conviction and assertion ... - of this little boy, that ... that ... that Russia hires actors with its own money so that ... - so that they are in their theatrical plays glorified Ukraine and constantly portrayed as ... as ... as just one "actor" - he is a "representative of Ukraine" ... - easily defeats a whole cohort of "actors" in collective political polemic debates - "representatives of Russia" ...
    - And personally, I have to remind the venerable public that ... that these supposedly hypocrisies (which are being done with Russian money) ... - are also not set in Ukraine; and in Russia and on Russian TV channels ...
    - Somehow and something here ... here ... here this little boy - obviously messed up ... - it turns out that Russia itself, for its money, puts on performances in order to put on stage in an unfavorable light ...
    - Something this little boy has ... - "clearly not something going on in my head" ...
    1. plabu Offline plabu
      plabu 12 July 2020 10: 59
      Quote: gorenina91
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) July 10, 2020 22:20
      Girl / woman / woman ... Solovyov has a performance with actors. They write the words, a breather is inserted in his ear, played his 45 minutes - a hundred dollars in his pocket and walk ... to the next studio.

      that ... what ... that Russia hires actors with its own money so that ... -that they glorify Ukraine in their theatrical performances and performances and constantly portray as ... as ... as just one "actor" - he is a "representative of Ukraine" ... - easily in collective political polemics-debates wins over a whole cohort of "actors" - "representatives of Russia" ...
      [u] that ... that these alleged hypocrisy (which are being done with the money of Russia) ... - are also not set in Ukraine; and in Russia and on Russian TV channels ...
      [u] here ... here ... here
      ... ...- Hahah ...

      You’re still not tired of trying regularly ... well, I’ll write politely - go down into a puddle? bully
      If you do not understand why and by whom all this is being done, it makes sense to write, well, it is very interesting "look - after such your posts. negative hi
      And there’s no need to even try to tell fables about the money of Russia - completely different money goes for it, neither you nor the others would still NOT get it anyway ...
      PS BUT the very fact that you are personally aware of the visible details of all these television events says a lot, however, when it confused you ... hi
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