Kimppis Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:38 pm
What the hell is going on here... Overreacting much?
Did we read the same article? What exactly triggered you two so much? The fact that the author is currently based in Kiev!? Lol...
Also, what exactly is "unbiased" reporting? There's no such thing. Don't go down to the level of Western experts and their "Russian propaganda and Putin's trolls are everywhere, muh hybrid warfare" hysteria. Speaking of objectivity, the constant barrage of pro-Russian "Ukraine is going to collapse any day now, tomorrow, next month, next year" reporting since 2014 has hardly been objective... objectively.
The article itself... is nothing special, but at the same time it's only mildly anti-Russian at worst. It mostly just summarizes Putin's program. Sure, there are some vague doubts about the sources of funding and the usual Kudrin quotes, but overall it's... tame. Heck, the author even admits that the economy is now prioritized over the military, very different from the standard Russophobic tropes. His infant mortality figures are even reasonably up-to-date (Russia's infant mortality was already at American levels in 2017-18, but hey, not bad).