Russia Engaged in Media War with West: Kremlin Spokesman

Russia Engaged in Media War with West: Kremlin Spokesman
Sun Mar 27, 2016 15:00:33

Russia is at war with “Anglo-Saxon” media outlets who have been constantly tarnishing Moscow’s international image, says the spokesman of Russian President Valdimir Putin.

Dmitry Peskov made the remarks during a Saturday interview with Russia’s TVC network, adding, “They say that Russia has a bad public image. Do you know who else now has a bad image – the United States. We are currently in a state of information warfare with the trend-setters in the information space, most notably with the Anglo-Saxons, their media,” Putin’s spokesman stated.

No matter if declared or not, the information war reduces some important political matters to “propaganda and counter-propaganda,” Peskov said.

He argued that deeper integration in the global economy would help Russia overcome the problem more easily.

"We need to advocate for it. We need to make our economy more competitive and involved in global competition. Only then will we confidently stand on our feet,” he said.

Russia’s military and energy sectors, the Russian economy’s two major strengths, are currently faced with harsh sanctions by the US and the European Union, over Moscow’s alleged involvement in the Ukraine crisis.

According to Peskov, there has been some progress in US-Russian ties but the Kremlin does not have any “illusions.”

“At least now the understanding has matured that there is no alternative to dialogue in resolving issues which cannot be delayed,” he said.

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