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    What's the most popular newspaper in Moscow? (...and most popular in English?) I always thought it was Pravda.ru, and I've been reading it. It's really quite scary ... do Russians actually believe this stuff? Is there a newspaper, preferably also in English, that is more consistent with how Russians really believe?

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    Geez, man... It's YOU who are scaring me with the Pravda reading!

    How Russians really believe? Can you, please, specify, which Russians. Those, who pay taxes, believe one thing, those that party in Courchevel and buy houses in London, surely, believe something else
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    Haha...

    I just thought it was 'the newspaper' to read. I've traditionally read the Moscow Times. I've disagreed with their reporting as often as I've agreed with it - that tells me that its generally fair. But i've heard a lot of Russians claim it's Western propaganda, so I wasn't sure whether it's mainly something read by expats or if it has a traditional Russian following.

    I would like to learn to read the same newspapers Russians do so I can get a glimpse of their perspective. I want this to be an educational experience.

    In other words, I don't want MSNBC and Fox News to follow me to Moscow. I want to find the NBC Nightly News of the country.
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    It is difficult to say what Russians read or prefer to read as for newspaper.

    To my opinion, top rating of newspapers is more or less following:

    1. Komersant;
    2. Izvestiya
    3. Vedomosty
    4. Nezavisimaya Gazeta (Independent)


    Pravda? Let' say you have reminded me that it exists still.
    not only s.t happens!

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    For some good balanced news watch Russia Today, you can find it online and on the TV..They have some good shows like CrossTalk and they have daily documentaries which sometimes are very informative about Russia..
    http://rt.com/news/

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    There is also Moscow News in Eng... still...http://www.themoscownews.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatAndy View Post
    There is also Moscow News in Eng... still...http://www.themoscownews.com
    I prefer the Moscow times, they sometimes have good in depth reporting on Russia. It is not what most Russians read though if that is what you are looking for.
    The Moscow News has some ok travel pieces and odd bits of trivia but overall is not worth reading, to me anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Periwinkle View Post
    It is not what most Russians read though
    ...just because most Russians (including me) don't read newspapers in English at all (most of these most don't know language... good enough)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatAndy View Post
    ...just because most Russians (including me) don't read newspapers in English at all (most of these most don't know language... good enough)...
    Well yeah, obviously

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilkandGin View Post
    I always thought it was Pravda.ru, and I've been reading it. It's really quite scary ... do Russians actually believe this stuff?
    Cool... Did you work for John Sidney McCain IIIrd in US?
    The last time I read Pravda was ~30 years ago.
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    Don't worry. I've seen RT on youtube. I call their "cultural affairs correspondent" the "token gay." ;p

    BTW, you Russians should be delighted to know how much faith your government has in the U.S. Postal Service.
    "Your visa will be ready on February 25."
    "But I leave the 27th."
    "That's fine. We mail it to you."
    "How are you mailing it?"
    "USPS Ground. You'll get it next day."
    "Umm, thanks. I think I'll drive the three-and-a-half hours to Houston to pick it up myself."
    "We mail all the time. In Texas, one day."
    "Thank you, but I've lived in the U.S. for thirty years. Nothing the USPS does gets done in one day unless you pay for overnight shipping. I'll see you in Houston on the 25th."

    I could mail an envelop next door via USPS Ground and it would take seven days to get there. Mark my words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilkandGin View Post
    BTW, you Russians should be delighted to know how much faith your government has in the U.S. Postal Service.
    "Your visa will be ready on February 25."
    "But I leave the 27th."
    "That's fine. We mail it to you."
    "How are you mailing it?"
    "USPS Ground. You'll get it next day."
    "Umm, thanks. I think I'll drive the three-and-a-half hours to Houston to pick it up myself."
    "We mail all the time. In Texas, one day."
    "Thank you, but I've lived in the U.S. for thirty years. Nothing the USPS does gets done in one day unless you pay for overnight shipping. I'll see you in Houston on the 25th."

    I could mail an envelop next door via USPS Ground and it would take seven days to get there. Mark my words.
    Don't get alarmed. It is just well-aware of the Russian postal service
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    like everywhere in the world,

    Quote Originally Posted by MilkandGin View Post
    What's the most popular newspaper in Moscow? (...and most popular in English?) I always thought it was Pravda.ru, and I've been reading it. It's really quite scary ... do Russians actually believe this stuff? Is there a newspaper, preferably also in English, that is more consistent with how Russians really believe?


    it is the -yellow- press. look at the print numbers of -двои дна- оr -жизн-, fashioned after the Brit rags and the german Bild. As the say, no one admits to read them but they know all the news and scandals.
    Since all of them are free on the www i don't bother to buy ANY newspaper,
    Though i check the MT every day,also the MN in english language.But having Google Chrome, it basically does not matter what i read, since he will translate when prompted and needed, everything into english language. sometimes with hilarious results but still readable.
    There is no greater treasure then pleasure....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilkandGin View Post
    Don't worry. I've seen RT on youtube. I call their "cultural affairs correspondent" the "token gay." ;p.
    It's plenty of them on such positions, nothing new.

    Quote Originally Posted by MilkandGin View Post
    BTW, you Russians should be delighted to know how much faith your government has in the U.S. Postal Service.
    Should we?
    I can't speak from all of Russians, but myself sincerely don't care - about govt, their faith to smth and, moreover, about USPS.
    I think they just use cheapest delivery.
    All the world's Kremlin,
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    FatAndy - your cheerful disposition never ceases to amaze me ;P

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