A government decree restructuring two major state media outlets comes amid Kremlin efforts to hone its PR messaging. The upcoming Sochi Olympics may have something to do with it.
Fred Weir, Correspondent /
December 9, 2013
President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered a sweeping restructuring of state-owned Russian news outlets aimed at foreign audiences, creating a new mega-agency headed by a Kremlin loyalist known for xenophobic views.