Russian journalists sometimes allowed to tell the truth – Bloomberg

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Russian journalists sometimes allowed to tell the truth - Bloomberg

Russian authorities hope that the appearance of “little noise” would strengthen public support for the war.

In the Russian Federation, state media journalists were sometimes allowed to tell the truth about the failures of the Russian military in Ukraine. This is reported by Bloomberg, citing sources.

The publication notes that the Kremlin fears that the optimistic reports of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation increase the population's distrust of the authorities and, together with propaganda, cause a wave of public criticism of the military.

So, a few weeks ago, the media received permission for “restrained criticism” and ” looking for someone to blame for failures. This can already be seen in the statements of well-known propagandists.

The Russian authorities hope that the appearance of “little noise” will strengthen public support for the war. In particular, state media should create a picture or appearance that mistakes are taken into account and corrected, as, for example, with the mobilization of unfit for service.

It is noted that this decision was agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Since the beginning of the summer, he has held at least two private meetings with a small group of Russian war correspondents, according to sources. One of them took place shortly before the decision to mobilize 300,000 people was made.

It is added that at the last meeting, correspondents told Putin that in just a few weeks, Ukrainian forces had recaptured large areas of territory occupied by Russian troops spent months. Some of the president's interlocutors left that meeting asking whether Putin had any idea about the real situation at the front.

Earlier it was reported that Russian propagandists had found a way to circumvent the sanctions. TV reports of Russian state channels are published in a weakly moderated Telegram, and from there, without indications of being linked to Russian media, these videos were uploaded and reposted on other platforms.

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