Michael Averko

A New York based independent foreign policy analyst and media critic.

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November 17, 2020
Armenian-Azeri Dispute Offers Another Russia-Bashing Opportunity

No matter what a given person or entity does, some will always find fault, on account of having an overly biased and logic defying stance, Michael Averko writes.

September 21, 2020
Remembering Stephen Cohen

An accomplished academic, Cohen was the leading English language mass media TV talking head on Russia.

August 18, 2020
The U.S. Foreign Policy Establishment’s Obsession with Russia

With no disrespect to the SCF, the likes of CFR’s Carla Robbins are a greater motivator for him, Michael Averko writes.

August 12, 2020
The Censoring Cancel Culture Against Russia

The claim of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election remains factually quite suspect, especially when compared to some other countries.

May 24, 2020
What Evelyn Farkas, Trey Gowdy and Some Others Dubiously Have in Common

Since being in office, Trump’s Russia-related policies have calmed the Russia-unfriendly slant in the Republican establishment.

March 30, 2020
Continued Western Mass Media Creativity (Misinformation) on Russia Knows No Bounds

The coronavirus pandemic has given Russia bashing a new twist. As was true beforehand, the latest edition of disparaging Russia is short on conclusive supporting facts.

January 11, 2020
The Politics Behind Banning Russia From the Olympics

There’ve been ongoing propaganda pieces that skirt over some inconvenient realities, for those seeking to unfairly admonish Russia in the Olympic movement.

December 19, 2019
Dysfunction in the Olympic Movement

There’re credible reports indicating that World Athletics has an inconsistent worldwide drug testing regimen, Michael Averko writes.

December 14, 2019
Czech-Russian Relations and the ROA: Conflicting Historical Narratives

Tony Wesolowsky’s December 8, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) article “The Vlasov Army: Nazi Sympathizers Or WWII Freedom Fighters?”, leads to some additional thoughts.

November 12, 2019
US Mass Media-Government Ties Remain Strong on Russia-Bashing

The fact that someone can have a pro-American or pro-Russian stance, without coordinating their views with a government doesn’t omit the possibility of such a person periodically interacting with government or government-connected people.