nakedmolerat:gzt:nakedmolerat:3. Russia is NOT USSR. Russia has gone through a lot of change.
Russia is not USSR. Agree. But Russian president is ex-KGB How do you suppose that happened exactly?
I have one simple question for you. Have you been following what happen in Ukraine since Maidan?
edit: +Russian media is extremely state compliant and removes previous articles that contradict new official story. Russian journalists frequently mysteriously intimidated and mysteriously killed with little police interest etc (vs old system of putting in prison and mental asylum)
So is BBC and CNN etc. Prior to 1990, there are 50 different corporation providing western news. Nowadays, there are less than 5. Do you think Western media is much better than Russian media? Remember News of the World? Aidan White clearly states that western medias are politically bias - but apparently this is acceptable/ethical as they are following the universally accepted ideology (read it as western ideology)
Rationalisation has occurred in most business sectors, the Fourth Estate is just one of them. The reduction of News Organisations is due to financial reasons.