'I'M MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANY MORE' ("Network," 1976)
--> "[Alexey Kovalev] used to work for RIA Novosti’s inoSMI.ru project, which translates foreign-language media into Russian. Today he is taking revenge on the people he says destroyed his country’s state media, using a new website called https://noodleremover.news/ -- a play on the Russian phrase “noodles on your ears” (a cock-and-bull story). The project exposes false and misleading reports in the Russian media—particularly stories citing popular and expert opinion in the West about Russia."
AK: "How much contradiction can Russians absorb without going crazy? At any point in time, they believe two opposite things. For instance, there are no Russian troops in Ukraine, but we are winning the war." https://globalvoices.org/…/one-mans-revenge-against-russia…/
A Princeton PhD, was a U.S. diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Central/Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. After leaving the State Department in order to express opposition to the planned invasion of Iraq, he taught courses at Georgetown University pertaining to the tension between propaganda and public diplomacy. For many years he shared ideas on the theme "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" with Eurasian/European delegates participating in the "Open World" program.
Brown’s articles have appeared in numerous publications. A recent piece is “Janus-Faced Public Diplomacy: Creel and Lippmann During the Great War” (published in Nontraditional U.S. Public Diplomacy: Past, Present, and Future; now online).
He is the author (with S. Grant) of The Russian Empire and the USSR: A Guide to Manuscripts and Archival Materials in the United States (also online). In the past century, he served as an editor/translator of a joint U.S.-Soviet publication, The Establishment of Russian-American Relations, 1765-1815.