Leonid Bershidsky

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Iran admits to plane shootdown, but Russia still won't

Commentary / World Jan 14, 2020

Iran admits to plane shootdown, but Russia still won't

Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of Russia's overseas propaganda channel, RT, had a telling reaction to Iran's admission that its Revolutionary Guards Corps had accidentally shot down a Ukrainian civilian airliner last week. "There are two schools of thought on how a big country that demands respect ...