Guardian propaganda on Russia tracked 100

Nothing systematic about this but when I notice it I record it. Someone has to.

This is from an article in today’s Guardian about the elections in Belarus:

“I warned that there wouldn’t be a maidan, however much some people want that,” Lukashenko said on Monday, referring to a popular uprising in Ukraine that toppled a pro-Kremlin leader in 2014. “People need to settle down, calm down,” he said.

Of course this phrase “pro-Kremlin leader” is part of the systematic propaganda by the Guardian on behalf of NATO and corporate finance to seize Ukraine in its entirety. Seize it not just from Russia but from the millions of people who live there but who don’t want to live under Western control. People who are supposed by these democrats (such as Andrew Roth whose name appears on the byline for this article) to simply evaporate themselves out of sight (of the democrats that is). Continue reading “Guardian propaganda on Russia tracked 100”

Guardian scrapes new depths with its anti-Russia propaganda

The Guardian stoops to new lows in the anti-Russia propaganda campaign. This is a shameless piece; a [see update below – the link on which this post is based has been removed] page of photographs of “stamps” – in fact propaganda media – put out by Ukranian exiles during the Soviet period.

This is the explanatory text:

Ukrainian photographer Oleksandr Kosmach collects 20th-century stamps issued by Ukrainian groups in exile during the Soviet era.

Artists and exiles around the world would use stamps to communicate the horrors of Soviet oppression. “These stamps show us the ideas and values of these people, who they really were and what they were fighting for,” Kosmach says

Some of the “stamps” refer to the famine in Ukraine which took place in the early 1930s. One refers to it as “artificially created”. However; responsible historians consider that, at worst, this famine – which also affected other grain-growing areas of the USSR – was not tackled as effectively as it might have been by Stalin. Continue reading “Guardian scrapes new depths with its anti-Russia propaganda”

Nonsense about Russia in the Guardian (item 1111)

Liberals hate Russia, Russians and Putin. They hate Putin because he is a somewhat authoritarian figure who has been immensely successful in uniting and leading Russia. Under his rule the economy has strengthened and stabilized – strong enough to weather the storm of Western sanctions and a collapse in world oil prices and still show modest growth. The country continues to be modernised and infrastructure developed. Corruption at a senior level has been tackled. All this can be confirmed by reading the work of experts from e.g. the OECD. Don’t get your picture about Russia from delusional hate-mongers like Tisdall. Continue reading “Nonsense about Russia in the Guardian (item 1111)”

Dots and lines – delusions about Russia

I’ve tagged this piece to link it to my series on Anti-Russian propaganda in the UK press. But really it belongs in a special category of its own devoted to the ravings of Guardian journalist Luke Harding. Harding – who was once posted to Moscow (and whose tenure ended when the Russians declined to renew his Visa – a matter which he depicts as being ‘thrown out’ of Russia) – is notorious for his “join the dots” journalism on Russia. (His words). For Harding “joining the dots” means inventing all sorts of stories which – for Harding at least – must be true because they are the only possible explanation which connects some dots. He shows you the dots – simple facts in the public domain – and then claims that the dots prove the lines – his stories which “connect the dots”.  He is informing us about the lines which must be there because of the dots. The alternative explanation is that the lines are purely in Harding’s own head.

Continue reading “Dots and lines – delusions about Russia”