Monday 9 December 2013, 12:17
Watching the Russian media has always had its fair share of disturbing moments, but recently it has been like peering into a twilight zone of surreal paranoia.
Wednesday 16 October 2013, 11:44
One of the best-loved programmes for children in Russia has come under fire from opposition activists after allegedly parodying the anti-Kremlin protest movement.
Thursday 19 September 2013, 12:10
UK audiences have being hearing about how Russia thinks the chemical attack inflicted on a suburb of Damascus on 21 August was an act of provocation. But might difficulties over the translation of a tricky Russian term be causing some listeners or viewers to misconstrue what Moscow has in mind?
Friday 6 September 2013, 12:03
Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to have a speech impediment. For some reason, he does not appear to be able to utter the name of opposition leader and Moscow mayoral candidate Aleksey Navalnyy.
Thursday 29 August 2013, 11:06
Russian anti-corruption campaigners have a new weapon in their struggle to cast a light on the vast fortunes amassed by government officials: the quadcopter.
Friday 2 August 2013, 13:01
In the latest in his series of daredevil he-man stunts, Russian President Vladimir Putin has appeared on prime-time news landing an enormous pike during a fishing trip in Siberia.
Thursday 27 June 2013, 15:18
In a media context, provokatsiya often refers to a hoax designed to embarrass or discredit someone.
Monday 17 June 2013, 16:10
The announcement of the divorce of the Putins was a classic piece of Kremlin media manipulation.
Wednesday 29 May 2013, 12:54
The first public service TV channel in Russia, OTR, which began broadcasting on 19 May, has received mixed reviews. The channel has been characterised, for instance, as "a fat not-so-young opera diva playing a light-footed youthful heroine" or the elderly Mr Burns from the US cartoon The Simpsons "dressed...
Wednesday 13 March 2013, 12:25
As Moscow prepares to pass legislation that would ban the promotion of homosexuality among children, a number of liberal Russian magazines and websites have challenged the widespread homophobia in the country.
Friday 22 February 2013, 13:23
Anastasiya Popova has featured regularly on bulletins on official channel Rossiya 1 over the past 18 months or so, often reporting on the bloody conflict amid the sound of gunfire and detonating shells.
Thursday 1 November 2012, 16:49
Aleksey Venediktov, editor-in-chief of one of the leading talk radio stations in Russia has crossed swords with Twitter users who have questioned his editorial independence.
Thursday 12 July 2012, 13:28
BBC Monitoring is carrying out a three-month trial of ForSight, a tool to monitor social media.
Friday 20 April 2012, 12:00
Outgoing Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev has ordered the creation of a new public service television station to come on air on 1 January 2013.
Unveiling plans for the channel on 17 April, he pledged it would be free of "excessive state influence". There are, though, grounds for doubting whether the...
Thursday 15 December 2011, 15:48
Russia's state-funded English-language broadcaster RT (formerly Russia Today) has targeted US broadcasters over mistakes in the coverage of protests in Russia.
It does not appear, though, to have reported on the much more significant omissions on the part of Russian broadcasters.
The 'fair elections...
Tuesday 6 December 2011, 12:10
Russia's parliamentary election, which has resulted in a considerably reduced majority for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's party, One Russia, witnessed a clash of cultures between television and the internet. Online activists, led by blogger and anti-corruption campaigner Aleksey Navalnyy, are claiming...
Friday 27 May 2011, 18:46
At the BBC Social Media Summit, community web organiser William Perrin spoke about the impact of locally run social media in communities across Britain - including King's Cross in London, Sheffield, and the tiny village of Parwich in Derbyshire.
He said the level of activity on these sites could be really...
Thursday 21 April 2011, 16:28
Russian media watchers marked a grim anniversary last week. Ten years ago, on 14 April 2001, security guards and police acting on behalf of the state-owned Gazprom-Media took control of the premises of the independent broadcaster NTV.
The takeover is seen as a turning point in the recent history of media...
Thursday 31 March 2011, 14:46
The relaunch of one of Russia's most prestigious newspaper titles has been beset by a mystery surrounding a provocative advertising campaign which may be further evidence of a rift in the country's political establishment.
The Moscow News began life in the 1930s as an English-language newspaper aimed...
Monday 21 March 2011, 14:37
One of Russia's top daily newspapers, Kommersant, has suggested there may be a rift in Moscow over the UN-sanctioned military action in Libya.
In a front-page story today, Kommersant suggests that opinion in Moscow had been divided on how to respond to UN Security Council Resolution 1973, authorising...
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