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Is The U.S. Media Missing The Story On Russia?15:27

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There's been a lot of coverage of the Sochi Olympics, drawing attention to everything from infrastructure problems involving hotel accommodations to Russia's new anti-gay law.

But Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at New York University and Princeton, says there has been a "tsunami of shamefully unprofessional and politically inflammatory articles in leading newspapers and magazines" portraying Russia in a narrow-minded way, missing some larger things happening in the region.

He joins Here & Now's Robin Young to explain.


This segment aired on February 20, 2014.

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