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Russia

Fake news = false reality

Maxim Pozdorovkin: Our New President

: A new documentary looks at Trump's election campaign and the significance of fake news through Russian media clips.

What does NATO really want?

: According to our government, the major NATO exercise taking place in Central Norway these days will give us a sense of security. But does the course NATO has staked out in recent years give a sense of security?

About Donald, Vladimir and…

Timothy Snyder: The Road to Unfreedom

: Timothy Snyder is convincing in his explanation of how our worldview has been replaced by a "national understanding".

Neighborhood in the North

: Trine Eklund writes about experiences from her peace and dialogue journey in Russia. Why does the West paint an enemy picture and impose sanctions on the country, she asks. She believes we have no reason to fear our Russian neighbor.

Prevents spotlight on Trump report

: Through a D-Notice statement concerning the Russian ex-agent Sergei Skripal's connection to the report on Donald Trump's sex life in Russia, the British authorities indicate what is particularly sensitive about the Skripal case.

Russian television

: Russian citizens today have access to hundreds of television channels, but still largely choose to follow only the largest state channel. Editor of Vedomosti, Maxim Trudolyubov, wonders why.

Russian defectors and the Litvinenko affair 

: Like Sergei Skripal, Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in Britain. Beyond this, the two cases have little in common.

Major political lies about Russia?

: What can politicians really say with certainty about the poisoning of the Russian ex-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter – and what unfortunate consequences is this case about to have?

Not human, but athlete

Martha Prus: Over the limit

: Variety called this documentary about a young Russian gymnast "the sports documentary's The Black Swan". 

The uninhibited celebration of Soviet nostalgia

Sergei Loznitsa: The 'Pobedy (Victory Day)

: Unrestrained dancing and exchange of stories about ancient greatness: The 'Pobedy depicts Soviet nostalgia and pro-Russian feelings among Russian nationalists and their like-minded people.

Major political pretext 

: The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom claims that Russia "probably was behind" the alleged poisonous attack on ex-agent Sergei Skripal, but could this indicate a comprehensive plan to get Russia branded as a criminal state?