14 September 2014
The Truth about Voice of Russia v. 2
I just noticed that there is another page on Pastebin containing the complete
document about the Liquidation of the Voice of Russia. So perhaps you would
like to change the original link or re-post this new one:
The Truth about VOR
By: a guest on Sep 3rd, 2014
The Truth about VOR
Over just a few months significant changes have taken place in the Russian
news services. From specialists who carefully monitor the Russian mass media
and the Kremlin, to the casual observers who like to watch events in Russia,
nobody could have failed to notice that something dramatic has occurred.
On 9th December 2013 came the surprise announcement that the Voice of Russia
and the RIA Novosti news agency were to be liquidated. The subsequent changes
were expected to be massive, and designed to consolidate all information
flow and propaganda under Kremlin control.
However, it is only now becoming clear just how insidious is the nature of
the merger, which leads one to doubt whether President Vladimir Putin or
his chief propaganda man, Dmitry Kiselyov, really do know what is happening
within the new organisation. Accurate information is not being reported to
these top men, and they are obviously being misinformed about the real situation.
President Putin has waged a defensive war against the encroachment into Russian
society and the Russian state by the CIA, NATO, USAID and U.S. NGOs.
Putins defence would appear to have been effective, at least on the
surface, but in reality the war has already been lost when we analyse the
current state of the Russian media.
Consider Operation Room With a View, which was a plan to bring
about the liquidation of one of the most strategic targets of the CIA in
its war with the USSR. Like Gladio, Northwoods and 9-11, Operation Room With
a View was apparently never shut down, despite the political changes that
have occurred within the former USSRs territories.
Operation Room With a View envisaged the destruction of the CIAs single
largest information opponent - the Voice of Russia - and was so named because
it was a secret goal of the Rockefeller family, one of the chief financiers
of the plan, to own an apartment overlooking the Kremlin and Red Square,
on the site of what was the VOR at 25 Pyatnitskaya Street.
To accomplish such a goal would indicate the complete destruction of the
Russian State and demonstrate the domination of Russia by the US. The Voice
of Russia has now been liquidated, and it is only a matter of time until
the state owned property at 25 Pyatnitskaya Street is sold off. This coup
de grace will mark a final victory for the CIA and the Rockefeller family
in their long running war against the Russian state.
It is a prime strategic objective of any state or entity, wishing to dominate
over a target country or power, to seize control of the state media - this
applies in any sort of war; cold or hot, overt or covert. This principle
is even truer today than it was at the height of the Cold War, as we live
in an age of information technologies. Any alert observer can see how these
United States neo-conservative 9-11 coup powers have continued to implement
their plan for total world domination, they wage illegal wars of aggression
and replace leaders and regimes at will, and any media outlet that sheds
light on this illegality becomes a target itself.
The classic war scenario has been seen many times before: the victor seizes
all the state media outlets, and begins transmitting on the defeated
partys airwaves, hence declaring the complete defeat of its enemy.
This process has been going on by stealth within the Russian media since
the end of the Cold War.
It was a decree issued by President Putin himself that led to the liquidation
of the Voice of Russia, but this decision represents a victory for the CIA
that had them celebrating for weeks. The fact that RIA Novosti was to continue
as it was, served as the literal icing on the cake for the CIA and the
Rockefellers, and all the other neocon Russia haters, as this agency was
already under their control. But it does not end there; with Putins
delusional propaganda man and hero of Russia, Dmitry Kiselyov, running the
whole thing under the name of the US infiltrated Russia Today, this was a
big bonus for the CIA.
Sources who formerly worked inside these organisations are now talking about
what they know, and as the organisations no longer exist their disclosure
agreements do not apply. The story being told is that the liquidation of
the Voice of Russia was like a bloodbath, and a real coup for the western
corporate media, the CIA and those forces intent on damaging Russia.
On the surface, the appearance was that the anti-Kremlin RIA Novosti and
the US apologist Voice of Russia were being liquidated because they did not
effectively promote Russia or the Russian state. However, this was only partially
true in the case of RIA Novosti, which took an almost openly anti-Kremlin
and anti-Putin stance, its liquidation was long overdue. The situation with
the Voice of Russia was quite different, as that organisation had to be
infiltrated and taken apart to give the appearance that it had been compromised
and was against the Kremlin, in order to justify the liquidation order being
For those interested in the Soviet Union and later Russia watchers, Radio
Moscow, which eventually became the Voice of Russia (the official voice of
the Russian Government), was always a direct source for information about
Russia and a reliable place to learn about the opinion of official Moscow.
Therefore the complete liquidation of the Voice of Russia, the first worldwide
broadcaster in history and an icon in the history of world media, into nothing
more than a page on the RIA-Novosti website and a couple of channels in English
speaking countries, may have been unexpected.
Radio Moscow and the Voice of Russia had for a long time the status of being
household names, whereas the liquidation of RIA Novosti, a little known brand
in the West, with its anti-Kremlin editorial policies, was less obviously
going to be noticed.
For information consumers, and others active in the global mass media or
information dissemination fields, who were worried by corporate and government
control of the mass media, in particular by the US Government and the governments
of its allies, the Voice of Russia and Russia Today were seen as perhaps
two of the last bastions of media freedom in the world. Both of these outlets
covered issues, people and opinions that no one else would, and this was
one of the key reasons why they were targeted by the CIA.
Those who want a more independent, strong and free media, compared to the
Wests fabricated narrative and mainstream media corporate propaganda,
were hoping that the liquidation would lead to a stronger more independent
and truthful body and an end to the western neo-liberalism that was creeping
into Voice of Russia programming. It was also obvious to all that there was
a softening of the Russian position, in an attempt to appease the West and
appear inoffensive to those brainwashed by the US MSM.
Many news consumers, experts, politicians, information activists and those
concerned with issues unpopular with the US Government, relied on the Voice
of Russia for a balanced view and an alternative and more importantly an
honest narrative of the events of the day. In many cases VOR was one of the
few sources of reporting on issues banned from western mass media outlets.
Sadly those media consumers must be extremely disappointed if they had hoped
for a more robust and independent media alternative.
For the supporters of WikiLeaks and for those who fight for truth in the
media and for information to be free, unfortunately more freedom is not on
the cards. The CIA, the globalists and their army of oligarchs and CIA moles
have apparently won.
If the CIA, NATO, the US Government and the Western mass media, who are waging
information warfare worldwide, were worried about their narrative being
challenged then they can breathe a sigh of relief. The truth has been relegated
to the least important place in the Russian or English language press, or
in other words to page 23, if it is there at all.
The destruction of the Voice of Russia occurred from within and it was a
process that took place over some time. Despite the robust and pro-Russian
editorial policies of the Russian language service, whose editorial guidelines
started with the phrase: We are here to serve the President of the
Russian Federation, the infiltration of anti-Russian elements took
their toll. There were attacks on the credibility of the VOR through other
services, and these attacks were designed in such a way as to either put
blame on non-Russian staff, or to give the appearance of
soft-propaganda, or to simply please the audience.
The key target for the CIA was of course the VORs English Service and
those who staffed it. There have been many popular presenters over the years,
from Kiril Watts, aka Karl Watts, the founding voice at Radio Moscow
International, to an American refugee John Robles who according
to his own words assisted the Russian intelligence agencies.
But many of the staff of Kremlin propagandists, KGB cooperators and VOR
personalities were on secret CIA lists either as targets for recruitment,
as persons of interest or even marked for outright assassination.
Through USAID media connected NGOs, influence could be exerted on political
parties such as the Yabloka Party run by USAID poster boy Boris Nemstov.
Through the placement of CIA and MI-6 assets in upper management positions
the CIA and its special partner MI-6 were able to infiltrate
and manipulate editorial policy and the content of the VOR. Even the former
chairman was manipulated through his friendship with CIA colour
revolution architect Michael McFaul, who had been sent to Moscow to carry
out a regime change operation against President Vladimir Putin.
The office of the Yabloka Party, located a block and a half from 25 Pyatnitskaya
Street was an ideal location to monitor the VOR and to meet sources. The
CIA was also able to monitor the entire building at 25 Pyatnitskaya, which
was hooked into an NSA surveillance net. The site contained over 2,500 computers,
and thousands of microphones and video cameras, as well as a magnetic card
entry system. Everyone who worked at the VOR, and everything that went on
there, was instantly known to the NSA/CIA.
Russian Counter-Intelligence was aware of the situation and they implemented
counter measures to block the surveillance. However, the NSA, aided by access
through back doors into Windows XP, which was installed on every
computer at the VOR, the monitoring of social media, access to the telephone
servers, RF monitoring and access to VOR servers, meant that the NSA was
able to monitor and even interact with every process going on at the VOR.
The CIA was able to place assets in all the key areas, and these agents were
used to alter information in reports, to discredit or kill stories, and even
to threaten and intimidate staff to present the news in a way that aided
the US. There are also suspicions that some staff have been assassinated,
as was the case with Karl Watts. Mr. Watts was targeted at a café
in Egypt when he was on holiday and had been on a CIA hit list for decades,
although he was not easily accessible and due to his status during Soviet
times he would have been too dangerous to liquidate.
People who worked in VORs Internet Department have stated that there
were secret editorial policies in place. Staff were given verbal
instructions about how to operate, but no written record was allowed to be
kept in case these instructions became known to others. One example indicating
subversion, and an attack on the sovereignty of Russia, was the constant
placing of American flags on the home page of the VOR website. According
to sources, this concern was noticed and commented on by many staff over
the years, and was reported with other editorial policies and suspicious
activity against the Russian state to the law enforcement bodies, the Russian
Prosecutor Generals Office and even the FSB.
Many of the staff at the VOR had participated in the Bolotnaya Protests,
and these people have actively been involved in promoting or suppressing
various issues and persons in support of the CIA and NSA - in other words
they were acting like Fifth Column operatives. According to one source, many
of the staff were also vehemently opposed to President Putin and this was
reflected in editorial policy and the message that was being broadcast.
One of those who was active in the Bolotnaya Protests, Linda Miles, is now
a key figure at Radio VR, and she was brought on board by Maxim Krassovsky,
another Fifth Columnist working at RIA-Novosti. Krassovsky turned up in 2010,
when the VOR was just beginning to regain its former glory. Sources inside
the VOR have said that the editorial polices Krassovsky brought with him
led to a softening of the message, the extensive use of social
media, in order to facilitate NSA surveillance, a reduction in reporting
NATO stories, and also no questions about 9-11 or American neo-conservatives.
Another interesting figure is a translator named Mikhail who was a leading
asset for CIA operations at the VOR. Recruited through contacts in the
Peoples National Party, the Russian nationalist organisation, his style
of translating was very effective in discrediting the VOR and the Russian
Government. According to sources he was banned from the site but not until
he had successfully done much damage to the stations message over many
In accordance with the secret policy guidelines, the translators and those
producing transcripts would often misquote or make seemingly innocent errors,
resulting in text that would state the exact opposite of what was actually
said. For example, when the issue of NATO missile defence plans was being
discussed, many officials were being translated as making statements in favour
of NATO, when what they actually said was quite the opposite.
Information on the sources of stories and interviews were continuously passed
on to the CIA, and this led to several deaths and attempted assassinations.
Even when dealing with vulnerable sources, the full name and contact information
of all sources was required to be in the possession of VOR upper management,
who then passed the information on to the CIA. Such information included
the details of key WikiLeaks members, the Occupy Movement activists, and
During the final years of the VOR, there were several instances of extreme
measures being taken to cripple the effectiveness of the organisation. On
one occasion a member of staff, who was responsible for the VOR Facebook
page, was called into a meeting and threatened with a baseball bat because
she had spoken out in support of Hugo Chavez, at the time when the CIA was
in the process of liquidating him. On multiple occasions the website was
completely redesigned in such a manner that links were lost, material disappeared
and the Google ranking dropped. It was apparent that such action was taken
for the purpose of suppressing and eliminating information, stories and material
that was damaging to the CIA.
MI-6 even sent in an operative who had worked for the BBC Russian Service
and was tasked with keeping stories about MI-6s involvement in Moscow
out of the news.
According to several former employees of the Voice of Russia, whose jobs
were affected by the shakeup at the VOR and who provided information for
this report, the greatest changes began with the appearance of Mark Stolyar,
Victoria Alhimova and Ekaterina Pavlovna.
These individuals were given complete control and unlimited authority to
make whatever changes they desired to the Voice of Russia. Several former
employees considered these changes to be equivalent to subversion and they
filed complaints with the Russian Investigative Committee and even the Federal
Security Service. Apparently these complaints were not pursued, and the
complainants were conveniently brushed aside, ignored or marginalized, which
was made easier in the confusion as VOR went through the breakup process.
A long list of employees were judged to be too old or too
Soviet in their views on defending Russia and its political position,
and they were dismissed along with entire departments. The destruction of
VOR was systematic: Russian culture programmes, historical programmes, music
programmes and even Russian Orthodox Church programmes, all were axed and
cut from the schedule. Notable commentators like Valentin Zorin and others
were quietly removed from the station, although they had spent their lives
promoting the Russian State and the Russian Government.
Under the triumvirate of Alhimova, Pavlovna and Stolyar everything Russian
at the VOR was eradicated and anyone pro-Russia and pro-Putin was marginalised,
threatened, sacked or simply forced out. Their policy was to demand an
unquestioning compliance with any order they issued, and this caused many
staff to leave, especially those who understood these individuals hidden
Before the liquidation there should have been no place for neo-conservative
western views and opinions, as these had nothing to do with Russia and are
in fact contrary to the official Russian position on major issues. But such
views began to creep into the station and into the content of the Voice of
Russia. With the appearance of the Washington bureau there followed endless
hours of broadcasts by people who infiltrated the VOR, like US CIA analyst
Thom Hartman. Although many staff and listeners protested against these unwelcome
changes, nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the aims of this
Fifth Column within the organisation.
According to one source Alhimova, Pavlovna and Stolyar all hold American
passports and no one really knows where they originated from. Stolyar was
apparently recruited by the CIA in Ukraine, Pavlovnas husband works
in the Russian Presidential Administration, and Alhimova appears to be the
key controller or the fall guy. Stolyar and Pavlovna now have positions at
the Echo Moskvy radio broadcaster.
During their tenure, and before the liquidation order from President Putin,
these three people successfully closed down all of the centralised apparatus
of the Voice of Russia including the news bureau, from which all language
services obtained material with which to present a unified voice. All shortwave
broadcasts were also completely closed and the entire message from the station
The entire organization, that took decades to build, recently celebrated
its 80 year anniversary. At its peak the station broadcast to 800 million
listeners worldwide, to 160 countries in 38 languages, and now it has been
completely gutted. Mission accomplished, almost.
When the triumvirates operations were at their peak there was the risk
of them being exposed by several staff members. Complaints were made to the
FSB, which was when technical support on the ground was needed by the NSA.
Following the arrest of several CIA agents in Moscow, who were actively trying
to recruit internal ministry officers and others, in an effort to identify
the leak they were trying to plug in their Moscow operations, Edward Snowden
then arrived on the scene. Snowden effectively caused a distraction from
several issues that were embarrassing to the US, and which were also receiving
airtime on the VOR.
The key issues in which Snowden caused a distraction were the story on the
VOR that President Putin had been threatened by Saudi Prince Bandar, and
the fact that the CIA had ordered the chemical attacks in Syria as a pretext
for an invasion. Due in large part to the VOR the Syrian invasion had to
Snowden was also instrumental in ensuring the communications security of
the Fifth Column at the VOR. If you go to the home page of the VOR there
is a permanent banner stating Thank You Edward. Yes thank you
indeed. He helped to protect the entire CIA team at VOR.
The timing was also important. With the operations by the CIA taking place
in Ukraine and the downing by the CIA of Malaysian Flight MH-17, the problem
of investigative reporters or commentators exposing inconsistencies around
events is regarded as very undesirable by the CIA, as it does not want any
complications at this critical stage in its operation to destroy Russia.
This is clearly the case at RIA, as there is no more talk about Nazis in
Ukraine and no conspiracy theories concerning flight MH-17. You
will also not find any stories about US illegality or the crimes of the CIA
and the US Government. Everything is under control, just the way the CIA
wants it to be.
Many of the staff who remain in the organisation had hoped and believed the
statements by the Russian media, internal pronouncements and statements by
the new management that the liquidation of the Voice of Russia and RIA Novosti
was to form a more effective pro-Russian media outlet. This was
welcome news for those who protested about the westernization
and gutting of the Voice of Russia.
The appointment of Order of Russia winner and an individual who is described
as the Kremlins top propaganda man, Dmitry Kiselyov, as
the head of the new media organization had many in the Western media
establishment worried and many of the western planted media manipulators
trembling in fear, but their fears can be assuaged. In reality it is the
neo-liberal western apologists and appeasers who have won the media war inside
Russia while real Russian patriots are continuing to be removed one by one.
Perhaps Kiselyov, who is apparently wanted by the Ukrainian SBU, the Right
Sector and is on the US sanctions list, is not fully aware what his underlings
are up to and that CIA planted agents are actually running editorial policy,
although inside sources say he has been warned. Regardless, if one is to
judge by content and the staffing at the new conglomerate under the name
of RIA Novosti and not Rossiya Sevodnya, it is clear the West
has won the media war.
Media watchers may have wondered as to the naming of the new agency
Rossiya Sevodnya, which quite literally means Russia Today. Although
we are supposed to have forgotten that RT used to be called Russia Today,
this naming is clear evidence that RT has successfully staged a power grab
in the Russian media. This also allowed the world the insight that even
RIA-Novosti, which many believed was independent, is also a completely Kremlin
funded news outlet.
For Margarita Semonyan, the Kremlin Media sweetheart and Hero of Russia Kremlin
propaganda man Dmitry Kiselyov, the liquidation and conglomeration is of
course a good career opportunity, but for the thousands of employees, writers,
commentators, news people, presenters, translators, operators and others
who poured their hearts and souls into the Voice of Russia, and were cast
aside like yesterdays trash, the liquidation has been devastating.
The current situation is also a win for the neo-liberal pro-western anti-Putin
Bolotnaya crowd, part of the CIAs fifth column in Russia and for the
US State Department, which under the direction of Hillary Clinton stated
that the media war was lost. Well, Hillary can celebrate her victory.
The Voice of Russia was being pronounced in the same breath as RT in the
recent past as the only places where people in the West could hear the truth
about, not only Russia, but about events and issues that were of great concern
to millions of people worldwide, but which were ignored or banned by the
MSM in the West. With now only one voice (RT) the West has little to worry
about, and with the complete destruction of the VORs international
multi-language short wave network there is now no alternative source for
information other than the soft politics of RT and the CIA controlled RIA
Now to find news and opinions about Russia there is only one place to go,
and it is seriously doubtful that President Putin would be happy about the
destruction of Russian patriots in favor of western appeasers - unless this
is a sign that Russian has in fact acquiesced and surrendered in the media
war. Judging from Russias strong statements on issues in the Russian
media it is more likely that Putin and Kiselyov just are too busy to actually
pay attention to what has been happening, and that their advisors have all
The Russian media is now completely locked down and censored and the loss
of the Voice of Russia is a testament to who is really behind the censorship.