Quotes of the Day

Some of the quotes that appeared on the main page of the encyclopedia Runiversalis.

"American politicians, political scientists and journalists themselves write and say that a real empire of lies has been created inside the United States in recent years. It's hard to disagree with that, it's true."

— President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the Empire of Lies

"In order to justify their biased attitude towards Russia, Russophobes put forward an argument that is indisputable at first glance: there is no smoke without fire, and if something is wrong, then it means that the Russians started it first. <...> There are many examples when hatred of Russia raises a lot of smoke in the Western press and government circles, although Russia itself is far from kindling any kind of flame. It's just that the anti-Russian conditioned reflex is so well worked out that no action is even required from Russia to provoke it."

— Swiss historian, politician, journalist Guy Mettan "Russie-Occident, une guerre de mille ans : La russophobie de Charlemagne à la crise ukrainienne"
("West against Russia, a thousand-year war: From Charlemagne's Russophobia to the Ukrainian crisis")

"I worked for 17 years at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, considered one of the most prestigious in the world. In my experience, in it and in other international Western publications, almost all the journalists who have risen to the top are corrupt. I also grew up on the career ladder, was in elite information networks and American organizations. I was paid to write pro-American texts. I was invited to five-star hotels, handed a gold watch, given a lot of money and even given diving equipment. At that time, I did not consider it as something dishonest, since my supervisors and colleagues behaved exactly the same way."

— German journalist Udo Ulfkotte "Gekaufte Journalisten. Wie Politiker, Geheimdienste und Hochfinanz Deutschlands Massenmedien lenken"
("Corrupt journalists. How politicians, secret services and financial oligarchy direct Germany's mass media")