Ossetian Numbers Game

How many Ossetians died as the result of Georgia’s attack?  The numbers have been a constant point of speculation over the last two weeks.  In the immediate aftermath of the attack, Russia claimed 1,600-2,000 deaths.  By 21 August the Financial Times was reporting that the Russians could only confirm 133 civilian deaths, though Boris Salmakov […]

Vesti Translates Fox News

Here is how the Fox News interview with that American-Ossetian girl and her aunt is being reported in the Russian news.  I think even non-Russian speakers will get a sense of the hatchet job done on this just from the translator’s tone and coughing.  If Vesti really wants to get schooled in propaganda production, they […]