The Russian TV space is incomparable to the Western. Whereas there are a variety of different views presented on American channels, for example, in Russia, it's as if there was only Fox News, but Fox News at its most radical, said Peter Pomerantsev, a Russian media expert and former insider.
What Russian media seeks to do is spread cynicism and pollute the information space with its own version of events to sow doubt among viewers about the veracity of western narratives, said Pomerantsev.
Pomerantsev's book, "Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia," provides insight into how the Russian media machine was created in the early and mid- 2000's.
Hromadske International's Ian Bateson and Nataliya Gumenyuk spoke with Pomerantsev on Sunday, March 15, 2015.