America steals Faberge egg and tries to sell for guns

22nd July

Live at the White House briefing, they accidentally let in an independent journalist who asks Blinken, Isn’t it in our foreign policy interests to eventjink about sending it to St Petersburg, so you know, others can appreciate the art, culture and history?

Blinken stares at the journalist, smashes the glass case, grabs the egg and holds it aloft. Preciousssss, our precioussss, we wantssss it, our precioussss. He cackles and runs out onto the lawn, running in circles, with the Western media charging behind, also shrieking in unison: precioussss, we wantssss it, our precioussss

With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien

Actual article, The Art newspaper, Art Newspaper International

JK Rowling hints at misuse of charity funds in prank call

23rd June

A Russian prank call to JK Rowling was held last week where the author was not aware she was being recorded and asked if her charity could fund weapons to kill Russians, but say it was for children by whom she believed to be Zelensky (begins 7:13 in video). She said that she understood.

If she plans to do this with the UK office of her charity Lumos, it is illegal in the UK under:

Hollywood Reporter, owned by Penske Media Corporation

Russian DJ banned from music festivals for not criticising Russia enough

24th May

Russian DJ and performer Nina Kraviz has been banned from festivals in Detroit, The Hague and Dortmund.

Time magazine launched a campaign against her. Criticism of the ban included

“Music and sports are the only segments which connect people around the world. Leave them alone.”

World Socialist website, published by the International Committee of the Fourth International

Censoring dead journalists

15th March

The journalist Ed Schultz posthumously has just been tagged as Russia-state-affiliated media. He passed away in 2018. He was with MSNBC before RT. Russophobia reaches beyond the grave. @hakkastan, Twitter

Russia Today organisation was already banned at the time.

Twitter’s top 5 shareholders are US – Morgan Stanley, Vanguard, BlackRock, State Street Corp., and Lone Pine Capital

Forced restaurant to change name

10th March

Taste of Russia, a store in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn selling food from the former Soviet Republics, decided to change its name and to get rid of a sign featuring Red Square’s St. Basil’s Cathedral, says co-owner Alena Rakhman. Following the invasion, a number of customers approached the owners to ask them to change the name. Time , owned by Meredith National Media Group

Death threats to Russian restaurant in San Diego

10th March

In the week after the war began, he says, the restaurant received about 15 to 20 abusive phone calls.He didn’t pay much attention to the first few calls, which he attributed to kids messing around, but then some of the calls seemed to threaten violence. “We started getting more serious calls, with people yelling and screaming at us,” says Gazaryan, who is ethnically Armenian but has lived in Russia.

Time and international press. Time is owned by Meredith National Media Group