Publications of Foreign Journalists in the Russian Mass Media as a Source of Inf...

Publications of Foreign Journalists in the Russian Mass Media as a Source of Information on the First Chechen Campaign of 1994–1996

Denis V. Tumakov
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The article is devoted to the analysis of the first days of the Chechen war of 1994-96 presented by several well-known foreign journalists (Jan Rozdzynski, E. Lieven, and F. Kukurina). Their publications describe skirmishes between the Russian troops and the Chechen militants, the devastation in Grozny and the deaths of civilians. The parallels with similar publications in the Rus-sian press of that time are drawn. The conclusion about sympathies of foreign correspondents with regards to the Chechen separatists and their proximity to the anti-war publications of the Russian press was made.
Denis V. Tumakov
Candidate of Historical Sciences, Senior Lecturer
Yaroslavl State Medical University, Yaroslavl, Russia
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The North Caucasus, Chechnya, the first Chechen War, Russia, foreigners, fighting, press, separatism, mass media
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Tumakov, D. “Publications of Foreign Journalists in the Russian Mass Media as a Source of Information on the First Chechen Campaign of 1994–1996”. Historia provinciae – The journal of regional history, vol. 2, no. 3 (2018): 87–118, https:// 10.23859/2587-8344-2018-2-3-5

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