Russia accuses British media of ‘pumping out’ propaganda against World Cup hosts
the Guardian -

• Foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova says press ‘conjuring’ stories• ‘We learned that reporters received a state order to launch a smear campaign’

Russia has accused the British media of “conjuring” up government-led propaganda in the leadup to the World Cup.

The hosts have stumbled their way towards football’s summer showpiece with Vitaly Mutko, the head of the 2018 World Cup organising committee, recently stepping down after being cited in a series of reports exposing the country’s...


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