• Léa Giffard

The media coverage of « Russophobia » and the current diplomatic crisis between Russia and Western p

In the context of the « Skripal case » and its aftermath, one should observe the media coverage of the diplomatic crisis. Pro-regime newspapers and independent ones denounce anti-russian sentiment as it has acted as guidance to the acts of Western powers.

According to the point of view shared in Russian media, Western leaders voiced as one person their solidarity to Great Britain and accused de facto Russia without waiting for any scientific evidence. The waterfall of expulsions of diplomatic staff that followed is unprecedented since the end of the Cold War. One may wonder to what extent this Russophobic speech is a mirror to Western countries’ behaviors, and whether or not it is pure speculation from the Russian side.