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Russian MoD appoints 26yo spokeswoman – and she’s already a social media sensation (PHOTOS)

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 19:21 Defense minister’s new press secretary is apparently a new internet sensation in Russia, as comments on the looks of a 26-year-old former journalist have flooded social media. Пушка Публикация от Россияна Марковская (@_rossiyana_) Июл 8 2016 в 12:59 PDT Her name is Rossiyana Markovskaya and she was appointed personal spokeswoman for Russian Defense Minister ...

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OSCE reacts to labeling media as 'foreign agents' – but only after Russia did it

The OSCE has finally paid attention to the issue of media outlets being labeled “foreign agents” and condemned this practice. The organization only took notice after Moscow’s retaliatory move to RT being targeted in the US. “Branding media entities as ‘foreign agents’ is a dangerous practice, as it can narrow the space for freedom of the media,” said Harlem Desir, ...

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Best in Education: RT’s #1917Live project grabs prestigious social media ‘Shortys’ award

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 19:34 RT’s interactive large-scale historical reenactment of the Russian Revolution through real-time tweeting has been recognized as “Best in Education” at the prestigious Shorty Social Good Awards. The #1917Live effective use of the platform also brought it a Gold award in Twitter presence. Beating 25 other contenders, “#1917LIVE: What if Twitter existed 100 years ago?” ...

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‘Hideous criminal’ Trump given ‘death sentence’ by North Korean state media

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 20:49 The North Korean people have sentenced Donald Trump to death, the hermit country’s state media claims, saying that the “criminal” US president pointed an accusing finger at “the Sun” represented by the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. “The worst crime, for which he [Trump] can never be pardoned, is that he dared malignantly [to] ...

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‘Condolences to journalists’: RT editor-in-chief on Russia’s mirror-response bill on foreign media

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 13:33 Edited time: 15 Nov, 2017 13:40 RT’s editor-in-chief has offered her condolences to all journalists caught up in “Washington’s political games” following the recent foreign-agent bill approved by Russian MPs in a ‘mirror response’ to US measures. “My sincerest condolences to all journalists at all media organizations – Russian and foreign alike – who ...

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Russian MPs pass foreign agent bill for media in ‘mirror response’ to US

Russian State Duma on Wednesday passed in the third and final reading the bill require mass-media outlets operating in the country but funded from abroad to register as foreign agents. The motion was prepared by State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and the heads of all four parliamentary caucuses. It was drafted as a suite of amendments to the bill, allowing ...

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Duma gives second nod to retaliatory bill requiring media outlets to register as foreign agents

The Russian lower house of parliament has passed the second stage of a bill that would require foreign mass-media outlets operating in the country to register as foreign agents. The motion was prepared by State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and the heads of all four parliamentary caucuses. It was drafted as a suite of amendments to the bill, allowing for ...

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5.5 magnitude earthquake hits off S. Korea's southeastern coast – state media

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 06:01 Edited time: 15 Nov, 2017 06:34 A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck off South Korea’s southeastern coast, about 6km (4 miles) north of the southeastern port city of Pohang, Yonhap news agency reported. The tremors were felt in the South Korean capital, Seoul, some 270km from Pohang, Yonhap said.The quake was recorded at a ...

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Duma may order foreign media outlets to register as foreign agents to work in Russia

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 10:32 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 10:36 A new Russian bill regulating mass media would not automatically register foreign media outlets as foreign agents, but their refusal to do so would prevent them from working in Russia, one of the key sponsors of the legislation has said. Read more Deputy Duma Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy (United ...

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