Saturday 28 May 2016

Maria Zakharova counters anti-Russian propagands

The Best of Maria Zakharova: Medley of Quips Against anti-Russian Propagandists on Russian TV

Russia Insider

If you wish to understand the phenomenon of RF Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, you ought to read these quotes from article published in RI.

Dmitry Mikheev A former Soviet political refuge and ex-senior researcher at the Hudson Institute who re-emigrated to Russia:

“I believe our leaders are too polite. In public appearances they must express themselves more sharply; they mustn’t hesitate to get personal. I would suggest watching more American westerns. Remember Clint Eastwood? This is the style of communication that Americans understand and respect. This style is inherent in their cultural code regardless of their social origin, color or religion.”

Charles Bausman, RI Editor:

“I say to you Russia, speak up!, do not hide behind diplomatic niceties - call things by their true name with a loud and confident voice.”

Apparently, the Russian powers that be heard the advice from RI and appointed Maria Zakharova to officially speak the languge the West understand!

And she does this very well. Her message is not only forceful but it is a MESSAGE. Whatever she speaks about - as in this video selection, be it her lessons to the Ukrainian interlocutors on how to love their country or recital of her own experience of the ‘wild 90s’ explaining to Western propagandists and decision makers that it is impossible to scare Russian into submission by sanctions - it is well arguedm fact based and eloquent.

How many top civil servants in the Western world you know to challenge the media to argue with them - with the challenge never met.

Bravo, Maria!

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