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