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Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister following their meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi on May 17, 2017.
Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister following their meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi on May 17, 2017.

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Reporter blows the whistle on Putin's media ops

Andrew Feinberg, the White House correspondent for Russia's Sputnik news service until late May, says Sputnik was "essentially state-controlled," likening its coverage to an "upside-down universe."

Reporter blows the whistle on Putin's media ops

Andrew Feinberg, the White House correspondent for Russia's Sputnik news service until late May, says Sputnik was "essentially state-controlled," likening its coverage to an "upside-down universe."