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    Austrian media is becoming more objective when presenting the image of Russia, although some critical publications still exist, Russian Ambassador to Austria Dmitry Lubinsky told Sputnik on Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Russian diplomats that Moscow must increase its efforts to counter information attacks amid increasing attempts across the globe to influence public opinion.

    “The situation as it is shown in Austrian media is not a constant. I am working as the ambassador for almost a year and I must say that during this period the information field regarding Russia has become more objective, as I can see. Of course, there are some critical publications… but the most important thing is for the publications to become more objective, and that there would be an opportunity to present the Russian point of view,” Lubinsky stressed.

    He added that the Russian embassy in Vienna is actively working on making sure that the Russian stance is presented in Austria.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has repeatedly condemned media information campaigns and propaganda wars.


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