Black PR (Russian journalism)

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Mon Jun 18 13:38:11 UTC 2001

   Greetings from St. Petersburg.  The Russian Hotel had seven hours to make up our rooms.  We checked in--and there are people still in them!  Not only that, but there's no hot water!
   What a country!!


   From the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 15 June 2001, pg. 4, col. 5:

_Dirty Little_
_Secret Is_
(...)  These sources say that the "black PR" practice of placing paid articles in newspapers and magazines, known as _zakazukha_ in Russian, is a multimillion-dollar industry involving nearly every publication in the country.

(Putin got invited to the George W. Bush ranch.  I'll bet he'll get free HBO--ed.)

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