Russia Today’s (RT) coverage of the postmortem terrorism
The story about heroic miner-cum-separatist Alexander Skryabin appeared on Russia Today (RT). Even after it was publicly revealed that “Novorussia’s hero miner” died years ago, RT did not remove the article.
Komsomolskaya Pravda publishes two fake stories about the same dead cancer patient
Since dead men tell no tales (but, apparently, commit terrorist acts), Komsomolskaya Pravda went all out and published two different stories starring Alexander Skryabin. In the first article, a deceased cancer patient blew himself up and a Ukrainian tank with a bundle of grenades, to save his comrades, fellow separatists. In the second article (published three hours after the first), Skryabin was riding in a truck, when it was ambushed by the Ukrainian National Guard. As members of the National Guard walked towards him, Skryabin found the time to make a phone call to the separatists, exclaiming that he won’t surrender. He then proceeded to blow up himself and members of the National Guard with a single grenade.
Media coverage of the postmortem terrorism
In short, Russian media’s approach to running a false story is exemplified by this spectacle. Even after being repeatedly caught in lies and deliberate falsifications, Russian media outlets are neither ashamed, nor attempt to set the facts straight. Keeping in mind that Russian media is strictly controlled by its oppressive government (most alternative media sources have been put out of business, blocked or otherwise suppressed), one must realize that the same approach is utilized by Russian politicians at large in their dealings with the world. One important lesson that the civilized world learned from the events still unfolding in Ukraine is that Russia, under its current leadership, simply cannot be taken at its word.