Kremlin’s Sputnik Radio to Broadcast 'Alternative News' in Washington

July 12, 2017 10:14 AM
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((INTRO))  [[Russian state-funded Sputnik Radio has started broadcasting in the Washington, D.C. area, in a hoped-for first step in reaching more Americans with what it calls "alternative news."  Sputnik says it gives voice to minority views outside of mainstream media and supports an anti-establishment agenda.  But as VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Washington, critics say Sputnik functions as part of a Kremlin propaganda machine aimed at undermining western institutions.