Russia’s brazen lies mock the world. How best to fight for the truth? | Jonathan Freedland

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The RT interview with the Sailsbury suspects was risible. But Putin’s attempt to dismantle the truth is deadly serious

Comedy is now diplomacy by other means. A mighty nation has taken to conducting a grave international dispute by means of humour, expecting a similarly comic response in kind. How else are we to view the interview granted with RT, the state propaganda outfit formerly known as Russia Today, by the Morecambe and Wise of the east, the two men who identified themselves as Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov?

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