Scoop: Russia state propaganda alums launch new D.C. media venture

Posted on AllSides January 26th, 2023
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Natalie Peeples/Axios

Former employees of Russian propaganda broadcaster RT America have taken over its old studios in downtown D.C. and are ramping up a new media venture, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: RT was a key node in a Russian-backed media apparatus that U.S. intelligence agencies described as integral to Kremlin foreign influence operations.

Its U.S. broadcasting arm announced it would shut down shortly after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

This week, French authorities seized RT assets in the country, citing EU sanctions over disinformation related to the invasion.

What's happening: Former RT America employee Georgy Zalevskiy formed a...

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