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Pro-Kremlin RIA Novosti Stops Updating English Language Service

RIA Novosti website, May 2, 2014

Key Russian Propaganda News Tool Not Being Updated

RIA Novosti is read and cited by some journalists
— Russia News Service
WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, May 2, 2014 / -- The crisis in Ukraine and Russia's role in it have been top world news for several weeks now. So why would Vladimir Putin – whose government controls the pro-Kremlin news agency RIA Novosti – give up the opportunity to shape global opinion via one of Moscow's main propaganda tools?

Its pro-Kremlin reputation notwithstanding, RIA Novosti is read and cited by some journalists and its articles are available e.g. through Google News, but as of today (May 2, 2014) its English-language section ( hasn't had any new articles since April 30, while the Russian, German, Spanish or French sections all have fresh news (see attached screenshot).

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