Select language:

American journalists mistook St. Basils Cathedral domes for Mosque minarets

 /  / Russkiy Mir Foundation / News / American journalists mistook St. Basils Cathedral domes for Mosque minarets

American journalists mistook St. Basils Cathedral domes for Mosque minarets


19.05.2017

Scott Rose's twitter

American journalists demonstrated depths of their knowledge about Russia one more time. This time it was CNN channel. Its reporters mistook the domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, which is one of the brightest sights of the Russian capital, for the Muslim minarets, RIA Novosti informs.

The New York Times placed an image of the Cathedral on the front cover page of its next edition. The US White House is turning into Moscow Cathedral in the picture. It is an illustration to the article about how “Russian social networks are fighting USA”.

The mistake of CNN channels publication was detected by Deputy Director for Blumberg Agency in Moscow, Scott Rose. The TV channel corrected its article. The renewed version describes domes of the Cathedral as onions.

This is not the only mistake. Representative of another American TV channel called NBC News misunderstood St. Basils Cathedral with the Kremlin.

Foreign mass media sources continue stating that Russian authorities interfered with the course of US presidential elections. Moscow calls such statements unfounded.

Russkiy Mir


Publications

Ten Russian regions, including five that will host the World Cup next year, are taking part in the Gastronomical Map of Russia federal project. This means that visitors to these regions will be able to enjoy not only their cultural and natural landmarks, but also culinary samplings made from local products.
Two years of work, 20 hours of interviews, four episodes of the documentary and now yet the issue of The Putin Interviews that acclaimeddirector Oliver Stone presented at the International Book FairNon/fiction19. Filmmaker believes in the importance of conveying the Russian president's views to the Western society, where the situation on matters relating to the freedom of expression reminds him Soviet newspaper Pravda from Soviet times.