Nicolai Petro: Western Perceptions of Russia

It is widely acknowledged that American media coverage of the world leaves much to be desired.  This is especially true of Russia where, despite a few noted exceptions (Serge Schmemman comes to mind), unfamiliarity with the language, religion, and culture of the people is rampant.

The essays in this section focus on a small handful of clamorous examples. These, however, are only the tip of a very large iceberg.

Earlier commentary is available at my web site archive:

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