RT is the flagship of the Kremlin’s international communications flotilla. Like an aircraft carrier, it is deployed far from Russian speaking shores in the international waters of the Arabic, English, German, Spanish and French languages. RT’s aim is to confuse and disinform foreign audiences with Russian state propaganda.
Similar to aircraft carriers, RT travels together with a number of smaller vessels. But not all of RT’s support ships are open about belonging to RT’s battle group. At least two projects have branched out and built international audiences online while avoiding clear references to their mothership, RT, or their sponsor: the Russian government.Read more