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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Is The U.S. Media Missing The Story On Russia?

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in his Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, on February 18, 2014 . (Mikhail Metzel/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in his Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, on February 18, 2014 . (Mikhail Metzel/AFP/Getty Images)

There’s been a lot of coverage of the Sochi Olympics, drawing attention to everything from infrastructure problems involving hotel accommodations to Russia’s new anti-gay law.

But Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at New York University and Princeton, says there has been a “tsunami of shamefully unprofessional and politically inflammatory articles in leading newspapers and magazines” portraying Russia in a narrow-minded way, missing some larger things happening in the region.

He joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to explain.

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