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Changes in Russian TV Propaganda Landscape   My friend, a veteran journalist from Eastern Europe, can hardly be called a Kremlin sympathizer. То the contrary, his credentials as a veteran anti-communist and defender of press freedom are impeccable. He never had a chance to have his writings published in the old USSR (until 1989 mostly writing for Western magazines), or for that matter in Putin-controlled media, nothing to say about being on Russian prime time TV. That is – until recently.   Now, welcome to the new Kremlin TV propaganda reality. Being stonewalling and often ridiculed by major Western media, the new Russian government propaganda machine began to change, modernizing its approach. It started with the overhaul of Kremlin foreign language programs. What used to be rather dull and rhetorical