Spot The Difference

Tyler Durden's picture

The public furore over the closure of state TV in Greece will likely be nothing compared to the glaring similarities of the new Greek state TV to the Russian broadcasting channel of Mikhail Gorbachev. It seems the Russian influence in Cyprus has leaked into its close neighbor as the following two images suggest.


The 'New' Greek State TV 2013...


The 'Old' Russian State TV...


Did the kind Russians lend the Greeks their background slide pack?



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icanhasbailout's picture

File under "not coincidence"

FlipFlop's picture

Blah blah blah pure coincidence.

SilverIsKing's picture

Those look nothing alike.  There's a bald old man in the middle of one of them.  When he shows up in the top slide, then maybe I'll see the similarity.

NoDebt's picture

I was thinking in a bucks-down TV network, you don't have the time or money to build your own graphics.  So you "borrow" them from some other place far enough away in distance and time that probably nobody will notice or care.

Oh regional Indian's picture

The global masters of propaganda are the russians. They have the pernicious hollywood establishment totally infiltrated and beaten by a mile.

U4 eee aaa's picture

They should have at least flipped the image

Ivanovich's picture

Meet the new boss, same as the old.

Charles Nelson Reilly's picture

guess its only a matter of time before the greek gov't starts whacking their own citizens.

Toolshed's picture

I think you are confused. The article relates Greece to Russia......not the USA.

Dubaibanker's picture

Russian banks will be stronger than European banks.

New tax haven coming in Russia.

Russian lost a few billion dollars in Cyprus but the Govt did not lose anything.

25% of the money in Cyprus was from UK but no one said 'dirty British money'. Lol.

Excellent read.


Herd Redirection Committee's picture

The money was from the UK, but who said the money belonged to Brits?  City of London, baby.

Seasmoke's picture

Well the brown background does go better with the shit stain on his head. 

adr's picture

Maybe Russian TVs only had a red phosphor. Save on manufacturing costs and it would go so well with all the red and black propaganda.

Certainly looks like that video of Gorby is lacking blue and green.

Agent P's picture

No, that's a full color picture...that's just how things look in Russia.

Yen Cross's picture

  The Russians probably recycled that template from an old Amerikan T.V. station. (looks similar to the old "Wide World of Sports", reporting templates)

reTARD's picture

That's just tinfoil hat stuff. ;-)

SmittyinLA's picture

LOL, Lazy Commies, its always easier to steal somebody's intellectual property than make their own.  

cougar_w's picture


But did the Russians do it on purpose? Or did someone just get lazy?

Apeman's picture

Safe to say it's done on purpose.

I fucking love the message it sends.

HastaLaVista's picture

Sorry to dissapoint you guys, but TB CCCP (USSR TV) channel is never existed in the USSR and the whole picture with Gorbachov is just complete fake.  

Telemakhos's picture

The TB stands for TeleVideniye.  CCCP TB = CCCP TeleVideniye.

What looks like CCCP TB = is really SSSR TV (or, for the West, USSR TV).


If it is propaganda, it's not ZH's work.  This was posted on Greek web sites days ago.=

(edit: ZH apparently doesn't allow posting with the Cyrillic alphabet).

Trampy's picture

If it is propaganda, it's not ZH's work.  This was posted on Greek web sites days ago.=

(edit: ZH apparently doesn't allow posting with the Cyrillic alphabet).

So you're saying that ZH somehows CENSORS the pixels in a graphic?  WTF!

ZH has become a propaganda outlet, at the same time that it rails against propaganda outlets.

How ironic!  How sad ...

Seasmoke's picture

Think they both got it from Epcot at Disney...


Dr. Engali's picture

One of them has a picture of a  relic from the past and the other has Gorbachev.

orangegeek's picture

Nice shit brown background in the Gorby photo.

W74's picture

Life had character back then.  Now we have glitz and pop.

Joe A's picture

So it was Gorbachev all along then...

XitSam's picture

I saw Gorbachev in a Starbucks on Sunset yesterday. Hard to mistake for anyone else.

Richard Whitney's picture

No kidding! I saw Putin at the In-N-Out on Venice Boulevard in Culver City. He was ordering from the Top Secret menu, and he stole the onion rings.

debtor of last resort's picture

Building a wall against crony capitalism.

shovelhead's picture

The Greeks have gotten into recycling in a big way.

Look for old Kudlow shows to be rebroadcast with I Love Lucy reruns.

ribbons's picture

CCCP TB    has never existed,believe me- I was born in USSR. Stupid photoshop

ribbons's picture

right,it was Central Television-  ??    (as it appeared on the screen) , never CCCP TB

Trampy's picture

CCCP TB    has never existed,believe me- I was born in USSR. Stupid photoshop

Thank You! 

Tyler has apparently gone over the edge and he's now putting out intentionally false stories every day.  Look back at the paranoid nonsense where he pretends to not understand what open-source means.

It doesn't matter what fonts ZH can display, because the image is a badly-photoshopped graphic.

mkhs's picture

When you're broke, you have to make do with things at yard sales, flea markets, or garage sales.