Putin's American Cheerleaders

Vladimir Solovyov in Moscow, May 17, 2022. (Photo: Komsomolskaya Pravda/Zuma Press)

How Jeffrey Sachs, Mark Episkopos and Dimitri Simes contribute to the Russian propaganda effort.

American commentators and journalists often appear on Ukrainian television expressing solidarity and offering analysis. Russia's airwaves have largely been free of U.S. voices, save for occasional clips from American airwaves by Ukraine critics such as Tulsi Gabbard, Tucker Carlson and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Most U.S. guests on Russian media come from the fringe, including former Virginia State Sen. Richard Black, who associates with the Lyndon LaRouche movement's Schiller Institute, and Scott Ritter, an embittered and disgraced former American intelligence officer turned critic of the war in Iraq.

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By Adrian Karatnycky
Jan. 6, 2023