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    Best source for Russian news in English

    What site(s) do you think is the best source (read: impartial) of news in Russia? I'm also interested in reading about non-news items, like art, music, etc.

    Pravda
    RIA Novosti
    Russia Today
    Other?
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    Russia Today TV station is pretty good, I think. If you don't have this channel you can get it on online TV; you just download the client, and run it in fullscreen mode- Zattoo, TVU, LiveStation. (just search for it)

    I'd recommend anyone to check it out. I had a chance to watch it a bit over the last few days and I will keep it.
    My review:

    • Good coverage of world news.
    • Very professional execution.
    • Some of their commentators are a bit "fringe" in their opinions. But it's interesting to hear what they have to say.
    • Good mix of British, American and Russian staff.


    • They have a totally insane-sounding, but probably pretty clued-up financial commentator called "Keyser" ex-Wall Street person. His latest tip: Short JP Morgan, they are crooked, deserve to go down and probably will very soon.

    In terms of political shade/agenda:

    • Quite objective on world news - good reporting from Europe. Interesting coverage of Russian stories.


    • Wow, you should have heard what came out in the Richard Holbrooke obituary by their Paris correspondent. I almost dropped the iron (was ironing..)


    • They are not really going to critisize the current Russian leadership on this channel unfortunately... Everything else is fair game though.

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    You can also watch it online (in your brouser):
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    St. Petersburg Times

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    A good resource for English/Russian One can switch between languages.
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    They are not really going to critisize the current Russian leadership on this channel unfortunately... Everything else is fair game though.
    Why not? I remember reading somewhere that RT has ties with the government, is that true?
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    It has some ties because the Russian goverment funded its startup. Not sure if it continues too.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RT_(TV_network)

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