June 21, 2018  |  Updated July 17, 2018

#PutinAtWar: How Sputnik Secures Russia’s Interests

By Ben Nimmo
Victim mentality: Sputnik tags on (left to right) “anti-Russian bias,” “anti-Russian sentiment” and “Russophobia.” All archived on May 10, 2018. (Source: Sputnik)

On February 16, 2018, the U.S.-based company responsible for the Russian government’s “Sputnik” online service in America registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

FARA was created in 1938 to expose Nazi propaganda in the United States. It obliges “every agent of a foreign principal, not otherwise exempt, to register with the Department of Justice” and to label their publications with a “conspicuous statement that the information is disseminated by the agents on behalf of the foreign principal.”

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