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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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Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:03 | Link to Comment icanhasbailout
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File under "not coincidence"

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:50 | Link to Comment FlipFlop
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Blah blah blah pure coincidence.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:39 | Link to Comment SilverIsKing
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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.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:05 | Link to Comment Cult_of_Reason
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Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:19 | Link to Comment HelluvaEngineer
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I was thinking "stock image"

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:39 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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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.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:47 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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The global masters of propaganda are the russians. They have the pernicious hollywood establishment totally infiltrated and beaten by a mile.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:01 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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They should have at least flipped the image

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:05 | Link to Comment Ivanovich
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Meet the new boss, same as the old.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:05 | Link to Comment kralizec
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Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:09 | Link to Comment Charles Nelson ...
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guess its only a matter of time before the greek gov't starts whacking their own citizens.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:21 | Link to Comment Toolshed
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I think you are confused. The article relates Greece to Russia......not the USA.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:10 | Link to Comment Dubaibanker
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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.


Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:36 | Link to Comment Herd Redirectio...
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The money was from the UK, but who said the money belonged to Brits?  City of London, baby.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:11 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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Well the brown background does go better with the shit stain on his head. 

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:16 | Link to Comment adr
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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.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:51 | Link to Comment Agent P
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No, that's a full color picture...that's just how things look in Russia.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:17 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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  The Russians probably recycled that template from an old Amerikan T.V. station. (looks similar to the old "Wide World of Sports", reporting templates)

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:17 | Link to Comment reTARD
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That's just tinfoil hat stuff. ;-)

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:40 | Link to Comment Colonel Klink
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Unnnnnnnntil it's not!

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:18 | Link to Comment SmittyinLA
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LOL, Lazy Commies, its always easier to steal somebody's intellectual property than make their own.  

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:19 | Link to Comment cougar_w
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But did the Russians do it on purpose? Or did someone just get lazy?

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 18:38 | Link to Comment Apeman
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Safe to say it's done on purpose.

I fucking love the message it sends.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:28 | Link to Comment HastaLaVista
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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.  

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 15:17 | Link to Comment Rubicon
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and here is the correct back drop...

ZH Propaganda

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 21:18 | Link to Comment Telemakhos
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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).

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 10:51 | Link to Comment Trampy
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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 ...

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:29 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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Think they both got it from Epcot at Disney...


Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:30 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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One of them has a picture of a  relic from the past and the other has Gorbachev.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:41 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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Nice shit brown background in the Gorby photo.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 15:30 | Link to Comment W74
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Life had character back then.  Now we have glitz and pop.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 15:21 | Link to Comment Joe A
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So it was Gorbachev all along then...

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:28 | Link to Comment XitSam
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I saw Gorbachev in a Starbucks on Sunset yesterday. Hard to mistake for anyone else.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 18:17 | Link to Comment Richard Whitney
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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.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 15:33 | Link to Comment debtor of last ...
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Building a wall against crony capitalism.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:03 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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The Greeks have gotten into recycling in a big way.

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

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 17:28 | Link to Comment ribbons
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CCCP TB    has never existed,believe me- I was born in USSR. Stupid photoshop

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 03:38 | Link to Comment ribbons
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right,it was Central Television-  ??    (as it appeared on the screen) , never CCCP TB

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 10:45 | Link to Comment Trampy
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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.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 03:38 | Link to Comment mkhs
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