“Fake news” had to develop into a frequent word when’Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia’ was printed in the united kingdom in 2015, however the idea is quite much present in Peter Pomerantsev’s anecdotal depiction of post-Soviet Russia. Founded in London, he moved to Russia as an adult and his job for a reality television manufacturer enabled him access to all kinds of people and areas in the summit of their tv sector boom years at the 2000s. But Pomerantsev immediately discovered the press stayed heavily state-influenced and he wasn’t always free to generate the content he’d intended. It’s not surprising that his accounts of the time there reveals how the boundaries between reality and truth were always fuzzy.
August 25, 2019