We often ask ourselves why Russia (and China for that matter) are so lousy at mounting global propaganda campaigns. Granted, the Western empire has more than a century of practice, and over generations has created the most gianormous machinery of mass communications and cultural influence ever seen in history. Not to mention that with a machine spawned by developed capitalism, it was born with the propaganda talent to seduce and deceive sociopathically, it’s in their genes, so to speak, something other nations are not so adept at, at least not with the advanced production values that Hollywood and a huge p.r. industry are able to inject into such exercises. Yet soft power is an art that those who oppose imperialism must try to muster. There has to be some effective cultural and propaganda pushback against the filthy lies of the West. Anna Sochina thinks so, and she even recommends that Russia study how the Soviet Union did this so admirably. This excellent video was translated by Eugenia Gurevich. THANK YOU EUGENIA!
Source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaP3C… We like to say that Russia is the only country that still operates on common sense. But do we state our position on the international arena? Do we promote our interests in other countries? Or do we only scream that Russia is right on our state TV? Translator’s notes: “zelenka” – ethanol-based green-colored herbal extract used to treat minor scratches and wounds; Leonid Volkov – chief of staff for Alexei Navalny’s for 2018 Presidential election (which Navalny did not participate in, for he was not eligible because of his criminal conviction); “uprising of hamsters” – Russian expression describing the opposition protests, which often include low level office workers and low and middle “middle class” referred to as “hamsters”. CIS – Commonwealth of Independent States, a regional organization of post-Soviet states.
^1000The Houthis are proving extravagantly armed bullies can be defeated.