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Tight or indirect control, the result is one and you know it. Let's search all articles on Gazprom or Putin in google or alltheweb you find that 99% - repetition of few ideologically spoiled articles of few authors (mostly AP, AFP or Reuters authors). However repetition of lie does not make it truth and then too often we see mistakes made by rulers on false data.
Russian media is also inderectly controlled by Kremlin, jounalists simply know what they are expected to do. 100% control was not achieved though and for example racial attacks in Russia became prime news on all proPutin channels.  
by FarEasterner on Mon May 8th, 2006 at 11:31:32 AM EST
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