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November 2015

30 November 2015

Russian Maxim's Acceptance Of Some Gays - Immature At Best

Remember the 8th grade where the pretty and the well off kids were the popular ones?  And if you were different, that difference better be something that the cool kids like or else you would be shunned.

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27 November 2015

New Yeltsin Center to Answer Questions About Russia's 'Wild '90s' Legacy

The opening of the center devoted to the legacy of Boris Yeltsin, Russia's first president, on Nov. 25 in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, came on the heels of speculations surfacing among politicians that the notorious presidential elections of 1996, when Yeltsin won in the second round of voting, were conducted with violations and cannot be considered fair.

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26 November 2015

How the Russian media are fitting the downing of the Russian jet fighter into a wider conspiracy theory.

On Monday, two Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian plane that had crossed into Turkish airspace. Various interpretations could in theory be placed upon this event.

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25 November 2015

How Russia's Media Covered Turkey Shooting Down A Russian Fighter Jet

Russian state-owned television portrayed Turkey on Tuesday evening news bulletins as a supporter of the Islamic State group that had been angered by Russia’s allegedly successful air campaign in Syria, while commentators expressed fear that the Kremlin's response could lead to Russian jets becoming entangled in dogfights with their Turkish counterparts.

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24 November 2015

Russian media watchdog bans four Wikipedia articles on drugs

Russia’s media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has included four Wikipedia articles on drugs to the register of banned information, the watchdog said on Twitter on Monday.

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23 November 2015

Pearson’s Big Paydays Defy the Odds Against Print Media

It has been tough sledding for print media. More than 150 newspapers have closed or converted to digital-only offerings in the last two years. Recently the magazine giants Condé Nast and Time Inc. have both cut employees and closed magazines. 

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20 November 2015

Netherlands backs independent Russian media, denounces “propaganda”

The Dutch government is investing 1.3 million euros in independent Russian media.

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19 November 2015

PDA congratulate Richard Aleger with appointment to the post of executive director of the Periodical & Book Association of America (RBAA)

Dear Richard!

Russian Press Distributors Association (PDA) congratulates you on your appointment to the post of executive director of the Periodical & Book Association of America (RBAA).

Interaction betwen PDA and PBAA developing and gaining strength over the years. As an example this cooperation was agreement which was signed between RVAA and ARPP on 13 June 2012 in Baltimore.

PDA appreciates the cooperation with PBAA aimed at the exchange of experiences on various issues of international media markets. We hope that the business relationship between our two industry organizations will be develop for the benefit of the media market.

We wish you further successes, new victories and achievements!


President PDA Dmityr Martynov

Chairman PDA Alexander Oskin

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18 November 2015

Media Freedom and Plurality Is Struggling in Central and Eastern Europe

Over a quarter of a century since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the scars of Central & Eastern Europe's post-communist legacy are still clear to see.

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Media Freedom and Plurality Is Struggling in Central and Eastern Europe

Over a quarter of a century since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the scars of Central & Eastern Europe's post-communist legacy are still clear to see.

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