This is from a good friend who decided years ago that you’d never get the truth out of the media. So he became very fluent in lots of languages. He reads the media in its original language. If you only have time, watch the first one. It’s almost 30 minutes, so put some time aside.
Here’s what he sent:
I am writing to you to draw your attention to two most interesting interviews of two of the most interesting women in Russia: Maria Zakharova, Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief the television news network RT and the international news agency Rossiya Segodnya.
What is particularly interesting is that these interviews are intended for a Russian audience and both Zakharova and Simonyan speak with a candid directness which they would probably not exercise in an English-language interview for a foreign audience, primarily out of a sense of courtesy: they would say the very same things, yes, but in a much more diplomatic manner. This time, however, you can tell that both ladies speak their hearts and minds directly and with no attempts as hints or euphemisms. I think that this is exceptionally important as this shows the degree of disgust, contempt, amusement and bewilderment Russian officials today feel when the look at the fetid zoo US politics have become.
I strongly recommend you watch both interviews in full.