From “Compatriots” to “Aliens”: The Changing Coverage of Migration on Russian Television

  title={From “Compatriots” to “Aliens”: The Changing Coverage of Migration on Russian Television},
  author={Vera Tolz and S. Harding},
  journal={The Russian Review},
This article analyzes an anti-immigration campaign evident in 2012 and 2013 on the two main Russian state-aligned television channels, Channel 1 and Rossiia. This campaign marked a significant departure from the earlier coverage of migration-related issues by these broadcasters and, surprisingly, contradicted the federal government's position on migration and on “the national question”, which was authorised by Vladimir Putin during his presidential election campaign. Most significantly, in… Expand

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