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Distorting Russia

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Fortov (L) attend an award ceremony for young scientists in the Kremlin February 11, 2014 in Moscow, Russia. The lead-up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi was plagued with allegations of corruption, criticism of a new law banning gay propaganda in Russia and fears of a possible terrorist attack. (Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images) | Sasha Mordovets via Getty Images

The degradation of mainstream American press coverage of Russia, a country still vital to US national security, has been under way for many years.

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