Pravda.ru

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Pravda.ru (formerly Pravda Online) is a Russian internet news website established in 1999 and owned by Pravda.ru Holding (headed by Vadim Gorshenin).

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the oldest Soviet paper founded in 1903, Pravda, split into three different papers. Significant members of the main editorial staff (Viktor Afanasiev, Gennady Seleznev, Yuri Zhukov, Vera Tkachenko and Vadim Gorshenin) left Pravda to form the online news & opinion website Pravda.ru.[1]

Pravda.ru has an online readership of about 258,000.

According to politologist Stanislav Belkovsky, Pravda.ru is controlled by Konstantin Kostin and his wife Olga Kostina.[2]

The Russian politician, Sergey Veremeenko also holds interests in Pravda.ru and Pravda International.[3]

Pravda.ru has long attracted controversy. The owners have been accused of supporting the Russian government's position on various subjects both within and outside the country and has been seen as nothing more than a propaganda tool, producing neo-Soviet, Russian nationalist news and outright false conspiracy theories.[4]

Pravda.ru has produced outlandish articles with headings like “AIDS: 21st century’s biggest fraud”,[5] “Aliens forced Americans out from the Moon”,[6] “Time machine built in Europe, Russian scientists say”,[7] “Time can be turned back”,[8] “Alien and human skulls found on Mars”,[9] "Nuclear strike hits Yemen",[10] “Boriska, boy from Mars, says that all humans live eternally”,[11] "Autotrophs: new kind of humans appears who neither drink nor eat",[12] “Russian man to become exclusive owner of Earth's atmosphere and clouds”,[13] “Nazi Germany achieved its technological advantage with aliens’ help”,[14] “Poland to start WWIII against Russia. Funny and scary at the same time”[15] and “Russian miracle water can cure cancer and restore youth”.[16]

Pravda staff members often engage into heated discussions with their readers, often throwing insults and profanities at them, like "Go call pedophile to the sorry silly sh*t *ucking squirt that sired the syphilitic stinking sow that sh*t you, you foul-mouthed uncouth guttersnipe".[17] The Pravda staff sometimes modifies comments made by readers.[18]

The former URL english.pravda.ru, giving access to the English language part of the web site, redirects to the domain pravdareport.com.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gorshenin, Vadim (September 16, 2013). "There is no Pravda. There is Pravda.Ru". english.pravda.ru. 
  2. ^ Называем Ходорковского серийным убийцей. gazeta.ru (in Russian). March 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ Duffy, Ryan (July 8, 2013). "Portrait of a Russian Oligarch". Vice. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ "There is No Truth in Pravda". Dying Russia. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  5. ^ "AIDS: 21st century's biggest fraud". Pravda.ru. May 16, 2012. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Aliens forced Americans out from the Moon". Pravda.ru. October 3, 2007. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Time Machine Built in Europe, Russian Scientists Say". Pravda.ru. August 6, 2010. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Time Can be Turned Back". Pravda.ru. March 1, 2004. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Alien and human skulls found on Mars". Pravda.ru. June 8, 2009. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Nuclear strike hits Yemen". Pravda.ru. May 29, 2015. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Boriska, boy from Mars, says that all humans live eternally". Pravda.ru. March 5, 2008. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Autotrophs: new kind of humans appears who neither drink nor eat". Pravda.ru. June 8, 2009. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Russian man to become exclusive owner of Earth's atmosphere and clouds". Pravda.ru. January 1, 2005. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Nazi Germany achieved its technological advantage with aliens' help". Pravda.ru. May 25, 2007. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Poland to start WWIII against Russia. Funny and scary at the same time". Pravda.ru. September 29, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Russian miracle water can cure cancer and restore youth". Pravda.ru. October 24, 2006. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 
  17. ^ Key facts about homosexuality misrepresented to the public Prophanities from a Pravda staff member
  18. ^ Russia borders with Syria "English pravda.ru" 2016 Oct 12.

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