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  • This year, two news anchors - one in the UK and one in the US - quit their jobs at Russian-run

  • television networks because they were no longer willing to pass off false information and

  • other Russian propaganda as news. Instead of getting mired down in the truth-in-media-debate

  • or picking apart each individual news story, let’s just look at what we know about Russian

  • public opinion. Is the Russian public’s version of world events different than the

  • West’s?

  • Let’s start with the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine this past

  • July. According to recent polls by the Levada Center, 82% of Russians believe MH17 was brought

  • down by a Ukrainian fighter plane or missile. And only 3% believe that Russian Separatists

  • were to blame for the crash. Most of the rest of the world, including the UN and the US,

  • believe that Russian Separatists were responsible for the attack; a belief that’s led to increased

  • international sanctions on Russia, which is basically the international diplomacy equivalent

  • of a guilty verdict.

  • In addition, according to the Russian Public Opinion Research Center, 43% of Russians believe

  • that the conflict in Ukraine was caused byWestern actions”. And 38% blameWestern

  • leadersfor further escalating it. Meanwhile, 61% of Americans polled by CBS don’t want

  • the US to get involved in the conflict at all. Meaning, Americans don’t see themselves

  • as a part of this conflict, and they’d like to keep it that way.

  • In the midst of all of this, 87% of Russians approve of Putin and 66% believe that Russia

  • ismoving in the right direction.” Obviously, the Western World disagrees. A third of Germans

  • polled by the Forsa Institute fear that if Russia continues on its current path, a war

  • could break out between Russia and NATO. According to recent Gallup polls, more than 69% of Americans

  • have an unfavorable opinion of Putin. 68% now see Russia as a potential Enemy, and 50%

  • think the US and Russia are heading towards another cold war.

  • If all of these disparities are to be believed, then there’s a clear disconnect between

  • the information that Russian people are getting, and the information that’s getting to the

  • rest of the world. Right now, 90% of Russians are closely following news coverage of the

  • crisis in Ukraine. 76% of them think that Russian state run media is a reliable source

  • for news, while only 5% think that Western Media is reliable.

  • Granted, all of the information in this report comes from various media groups and polling

  • centers, all of which could have their own agendas and influence on public opinion. So,

  • it’s impossible to say with complete certainty what the Russian public really believes. If

  • youre Russian and you have an opinion on this, please let us know in the comments below.

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俄羅斯媒體能被信任嗎? (Can The Russian Media Be Trusted?)

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