Comedy Gold: NATO Pans Russian Humor Contest as Nefarious Kremlin Tool
Those evil Russians: they can turn anything into a weapon. At least, that’s what the Latvia-based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (Stratcom) outlined in a recent publication that slammed a popular Russian humor TV program as a “tool of strategic communication.”Those clever Russkies. They purportedly use natural gas pipelines to divide the EU; they use Sputnik and RT to instill fear like Daesh can't. And when they can't weaponize the ordinary and everyday, they call in those hackers no one can seem to catch.
The "system" in question amounts to a number of TV shows set up by former participants of the contest, such as Mikhail Galustyan and Alexander Revva, who feature on the Russian "Comedy Club" TV show.