Russian media have worked to promote tensions between Turkey and NATO, encouraged Ankara to support Russian actions in Eurasia and the Middle East and influenced the country's internal political development to transform it into a "more compliant partner."
Russian viewers tuned in to watch the World Cup and were shocked to see a church had replaced the British Embassy in Moscow, among other changes.
As Washington urges Russia's state-funded network to register as a "foreign agent," Moscow is considering restrictions on all international press.
Trump's "bad year" has left the Russian media, which once tore into his opponent, lambasting him for his "total collapse."
Russia's Foreign Ministry has vowed to "surprise" Washington if Kremlin-funded outlets are blocked and accused Twitter of being beholden to the U.S. security agencies.
Dismissing accusations that Putin's shirtless photos were propaganda, a Russian state TV show called out Trump, Obama and Justin Trudeau.
"Both are dangerous, but who is more dangerous?" Dmitry Kiselyov pondered on national airtime.
The news network's U.K. accounts are with the NatWest bank.
More Russians suspect that the media is massaging the figures on the economy.
An investigation into her death is currently frozen. The culture of impunity that exists is a threat to the freedom of the press.
"Someone like Putin, so full of strength, someone like Putin who doesn't get drunk."
The Kremlin's former media boss was found dead in a U.S. hotel last year.
Research shows a shift in coverage following Turkey's downing of a Russian jet.
Zhanna Nemtsova has not said where she has moved but confirmed reports that she left after receiving threats.