Owen Matthews

The Oligarchy Will Be Televised

Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia

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Russia is at war, and the battlefield is the hearts and minds of ordinary Russians. Information is the weapon, journalists are the foot soldiers, Kremlin ideologists are the generals. Peter Pomerantsev’s perceptive and timely book Nothing is True and Everything is Possible tells the story of how the Russian state ‘weaponized’ information in grim and telling detail. Pomerantsev’s own experiences inside the belly of the leviathan as a young producer for Russian state television give him a unique and chilling insight into the way the state-controlled media in Russia really works. 

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