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A daily blog with news and features as reported by Current Time TV, the 24/7 Russian-language TV and digital network providing an independent and innovative alternative to Kremlin-controlled media.


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7:40. Everything You Want To Know On January 29

Today’s Highlights:

  • Office Manager of the FBK Navalny shared how the authorities tried to recruit her, promising to pay for the treatment of her mother and threatening her with a criminal case.
  • Today, the Moscow court will determine the measure of restraint to a native of Crimea, who stole the picture of Kuindzhi "AI-Petri. Crimea” from the Tretyakov gallery. The picture was found.

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Footage vs. Footage. What Does Russian TV Say About The Protests In Venezuela?

Current Time’s Footage vs. Footage program compared how Russian State Channels covered the events in Venezuela. Statements such as “The United States has organized another coup d'état,” “everything is according to the usual Washington scenario,” and “there is a direct and unceremonious U.S. intervention,” are being shared on Russian Federal TV channels as the events in Venezuela unfold.

A Current Time TV video about Russia’s $71.5 billion worth of debt cancellation for other countries has boomed on social networks, gaining more than 400,000 views since publication on January 18. The video followed President Vladimir Putin’s January 16 meeting with Zimbabwe President Emerson Mnangagwa, who, like others, came to Moscow seeking debt relief.

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Shares Current Time Content On Vashukevich Case

MSNBC talk-show host Rachel Maddow’s broadcast on January 22 featured Current-Time-branded footage from Belarusian model Anastasia Vashukevich’s Moscow hearing on prostitution charges. Vashukevich had earlier claimed to have audio recordings of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko discussing interference in the 2016 US presidential election. RFE/RL’s Multimedia team prepared and published the subtitled court footage on January 19.

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