Monday, September 1, 2014

Public Opinion In Russia About Ukraine

Putin's popularity in Russia has risen dramatically as a result of his policies in Ukraine.  He has been able to use the media to tell his side of the story, often at the expense of truth.  President Obama must be envious of the Russian President.  The media have not been his friend for most of his presidency.  That is primarily the result of the two party system in the US.  The media likes nothing better than to describe the battles between the two parties.  The truth often suffers from this battle as well but less so than in does in Russia.  During the cold war with Russia, the media turned a troubled Russia into a military and ideological threat that was greatly exaggerated.  Putin is doing something similar today.  He blames Western conspiracies for the troubles in Ukraine. 

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