Russia launches 'Sputnik' news service to counter what it claims is Western 'propaganda'

November 13, 2014 2:01 PM

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MOSCOW – The Kremlin-funded Russia Today media group has launched an international news service that it claims will fight the "propaganda" of other news media.

The service started Monday, called Sputnik, will have bureaus in more than 30 countries and send its news to local audiences by radio stations, websites and social media.

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