RT (an initialism for its former name “Russia Today“) is a Russian-based international cable and satellite television channel that is owned by ANO TV-Novosti (RIA Novosti).
RT operates as a multilingual service with channels in three languages; the original English language channel was launched in 2005. The Arabic language Rusiya Al-Yaum was launched in 2007, while its Spanish language channel RT Actualidad was launched in 2009. Since 2010, RT America, which focuses on the United States, has been based in Washington, D.C.
Margarita Simonovna Simonyan born 1980 is a Armenian born Russian journalist, the editor-in-chief of both the English-language, television news network RT (formerly Russia Today) and the state-owned international news agency Rossiya Segodnya.
Simonyan is Armenian born of Armenian parents . There are thousands of “lost”(Crypto) Jews in Armenia. Simonyan has been has been the Editor in Chief since inception ie since 2005 when the Channel started
She was just 25 years old in 2005 when she was appointed Editor in Chief of RT Russia had many English speaking and experienced journalists to lead the channel Why a raw inexperienced 25 year old was picked is a mystery
RT was conceived by former media minister Mikhail Lesin, and Russian president Vladimir Putin’s press spokesperson Aleksei Gromov .Russia Today, a 24-hour English-language global news channel, is said to have been his “brainchild.”In 2002, a Russian TV and radio broadcast research center described Lesin as “the most influential personality of Russian television and radio.” Source: Presidential media aide Mikhail Lesin resigns – Kremlin,
Mikhail Lesin is Jewish because his mother is Jewish (though his father is not)
Lesin spoke of his Jewish mother in an interview with Radio Liberty There is no political prisoner Gusinsky, does not exist! And with regard to pressure on the Jewish Congress, then I agree with you completely disagree. I, too, in a sense, a Jew because my mother was Jewish, and I am very closely following the developments that are taking place around the Jewish question… Source: Michael Lessin and Alexander Osovtsov on Radio Liberty (Archive) / Google Translate, 06/14/00
Lesin started out as Yeltsins man and smoothly became Putins man
In 1996, Lessin developed the project campaign of Boris Yeltsin‘s re-nomination as a candidate for the presidential elections in Russia. In 1997-1999 Lessin served as first deputy chairman of the All-Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (RTR)
In 1999, Lessin was appointed Minister of the Russian Federation for Press, Broadcasting and Mass Communications in the government of Sergei Stepashin . Lessin retained this post until March 2004, having worked in the government of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Mikhail Kasyanov .Source: Lessin, Michael – Biography at lenta.ru / Google Translate
Lesin was also associated with Russian Jewish Oligarch Berezovsky In 2014 Lesin who after 2014 had kept a low profile was appointed as the new head of Gazprom-Media , Russia’s largest—and de facto state-run—media group
Lesine and family appear to have done very well for himself after he quit Government and moved to the US The US mainstream media has left Lesine alone
According to U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), after leaving the Russian government in 2009, Lesin “moved his immediate family to Los Angeles, California, where he acquired multiple residences at a cost of over $28 million.”Lesin’s son, Anton Lessine , has produced four major Hollywood movies with stars including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, and Woody Allen.