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Сыночек! Наш любимец!

Gary Shteyngart said on CBC Q that the industry term for readers is "Canadians", between minutes 24 and 45.

An uncut tape including his reading,

Syndicated 2011-10-29 22:33:52 from Ilguiz (eel ghEEz) Latypov

22 Feb 2011 (updated 24 Jan 2014 at 16:15 UTC) »

ghee @ 2011-02-22T17:21:00

Peter Pomerantsev expressed the essence of what I remember and sometimes see in the Russian television. He summarized his experience working with a TV production company and observing the customs of the country. The prevailing culture of the country instills expectation of humiliation and hardship into the minds of the citizens and downplays aspiration.

"Under siege from psychic spies and airborne fungi, audiences are kept in a constant state of panic."

Pomerantsev exposes Soviet era traditions of state television such as the formula of subjects in the news broadcasts and the way nation leaders hold their meetings. Growing in that environment made these traditions invisible to me.

CBC's Q aired an interview with Pomerantsev this morning,

Archived at between 1:38 and 16:00.

Syndicated 2011-02-22 22:21:26 (Updated 2014-01-24 15:36:38) from Ilguiz (eel ghEEz) Latypov

26 Jan 2011 (updated 11 Apr 2012 at 12:08 UTC) »

Death and survival

A playwright Anna Yablonskaya died in the Domodedovo bombing. Her work Pagans received recognition by a leading cinema magazine.

"По сюжету, молодая девушка, которая потеряла связь с друзьями, с родителями, со своим любимым пытается покончить с собой, но остается жива."

-- "By the plot line, a young woman who lost connection with friends, parents and the boyfriend attempts a suicide but survives".

Анна Яблонская. Убита в "Домодедово" - Елена Поляковская, 25 января 2011 г., Радио Свобода.

Syndicated 2011-01-25 23:50:27 (Updated 2012-04-10 20:54:31) from Ilguiz (eel ghEEz) Latypov

BBC's change of strategy

British journalist, former editor of the Russian Features department in BBC Masha Karp wrote that she received a written warning over airing a programme "The Life and Death of Alexander Litvinenko" December 18, 2006. Her managers found that the programme presented "much stronger and detailed arguments from one side of the discussion and under-represent[ed] the other". In a phone call the day after airing, a senior BBC Russian Service editor told her that "pro-Kremlin guys sound stupid and Bukovsky and the others sound intelligent".[1]

Karp wrote that BBC closed her department and removed the need to broadcast opinions "not heard on the state-controlled media" from its strategy.

One year later Martin Dewhirst, University of Glasgow, and Victor Suvorov complained about BBC Russian Service's lack of impartiality. In their letter to the complaints unit of the corporation they mentioned that Deputy Head of the region and Editor-in-Chief of the service could have regular contacts with KGB in the past.[2]

[1] BBC plays by the Kremlin's Rules: Masha Karp, November 2010, Standpoint Magazine,

[2] Letter to the Editorial Complaints Unit of the BBC from Martin Dewhirst, Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Glasgow and Viktor Suvorov, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Minutes of Evidence,

Syndicated 2010-11-10 20:52:15 from Ilguiz (eel ghEEz) Latypov

7 Apr 2009 (updated 1 Sep 2009 at 16:10 UTC) »

Assaults on opposition members in Russia

Human rights defender Yelena Vasilyeva, one of the top members of the Solidarnost opposition movement in Russia, was assaulted on her way back from the regional opposition conference in Tambov on April 5. Miss Vasilyeva helped free Larisa Arap in 2007.

A man approached her in the train and hit her into the chest adding, "we will unteach you from visiting Tambov region".
(computer translation)

This happened less than a week after another prominent opposition figure, Lev Ponomaryov, was severely beaten on the way to his apartment in Moscow. Mr Ponomaryov carried civil investigations of human rights violations including the 2004 mass police mop-up in Blagoveschensk, Bashkiria.

Syndicated 2009-04-07 22:04:06 (Updated 2009-09-01 15:45:32) from Ilguiz (eel ghEEz) Latypov

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