23.06.2020 | Putin’s spin merchants flip the script as key referendum approaches

The president’s loyalists turn bad news into good ahead of referendum that could keep Putin in power long after his current term ends.

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Just as Winston Smith in George Orwell’s 1984 rewrote history to reflect the changing party line, so Vladimir Putin’s media lieutenants have been busy adjusting Russia’s national narrative. With an upcoming referendum on critical constitutional changes, they have opted to project a fresh Russian ‘truth’ in the hope of rallying support for proposals cementing Putin’s political future.