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Pravda falls out with the FT

Yes, it is still in print. Rather curiously is has fallen on the English named editor of the Portuguese edition of the paper to release quite a broadside against the Pink Un:

"The article written by Martin Wolf in The Financial Times is an example of anti-Russian hysteria, insolence, ignorance, ignoble attempts at self-promotion and the utter nonsense which can be published in today’s press, rife with Boiled Beef n’ Carrots type articles and managed by guttersnipe wannabes with the morals of a heroin addict desperate for a fix".

Having taken aim at the FT over referring to the Rodina's 'failed transition', and for questioning Russia's domestic and foreign policy, Mr. Bancroft-Hinchey of Pravda then broadens his aim:

"NATO, responsible for acts of terrorism in Serbia, for imperialistic practices of carving out territories for terrorist organizations (UCK) and acts of mass murder (massacres of Serbs in Serbia and Kosovo) is basically nothing more than an old boys’ network responsible for channeling billions of dollars in arms supplies to willing cronies and sycophants. In short, it is a weapons smuggling syndicate and as useful as a gaggle of drunken grannies armed with woolen handbags: the Russian Armed Forces could annihilate any concentration of troops on its borders within seconds if necessary....What Putin did and has done effectively, is to restore the Kremlin’s authority over Russia’s resources. Russia’s assets are for the Russian people. If Russia’s neighbours have a problem with that, and if those who perpetrate Cold War spin wish to ignore the truth, hard luck. The truth is that Russian influence over Eastern Europe came after a war in which repressive collaborationist fascist regimes were installed in these countries, in legion with the forces which slaughtered up to 25 million Russians and the truth is that the Russians simply supported the Communist parties in these states. Along came education, healthcare, a guaranteed house, job, pension, leisure time activities and a secure state. Out went medieval style plutocracies and miserable standards of living. (Forgetting that Czechoslavakia was a healthy, wealthy, liberal democracy before the war....)

Crikey. Anyone for another cold war?

As a footnote, Pravda print and Pravda online are apparently unconnected, despite being staffed by ex 'classic' Pravda journos (Yeltsin having killed off 'the' Pravda), with the former keen on leftism and the latter leaning towards Russian nationalism. One does wonder about Russian nationalism when it is voiced by a Bancroft-Hinchey rather than an Ivanov - plus Russe que les Russes, perhaps?

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Anonymous swift said... 11:08 am

I thought with a name and style of writing like his, he had to be a fake. But apparently Mr Bancroft-Hinchley is real; he even used to be 'one of the leading English song-writers of the 1980s. I took part in three Eurovision contests, released three albums, two maxi-singles and five singles.' But then 'one fine day I realized that there was only one way to strive for the truth: to write a true story and to send it to mass media outlets. That’s what I did.'  



Blogger Croydonian said... 11:27 am

A helpful addition, for which thanks.  



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