R.T.com (formerly Russia Today) is a Kremlin-funded media outlet. The organization runs worldwide news, entertainment and talk shows – and in 2008 was listed by the Russian government among the core organizations of strategic importance to Russia. An "autonomous non-profit organization," the outlet has been called a “propaganda” outlet and serves as a voice for Russian strong man, Vladimir Putin.
Putin, who has spoken of the fall of the Soviet Union as “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century” is in a continual race with the United States and the West – for arms, for the economy - and in today’s RT media post, the man whom Forbes named the most influential person in the world has his Russian propaganda arm comparing their spending with America’s propagandists.
Everything is a competition when it comes to Putin.
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