The fine line between disagreement and propaganda
Forget gas, nukes or Iran. The deep divide between Russia and its western neighbours is about history. President Dmitry Medvedev has set up a commission to look at “falsifications of history that damage Russia’s interests” (he should use a comma: this phrasing implies that other falsifications promote Russia’s interests).
(Europe.view column, Economist.com May 28th 2009)
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