russian online tv.: RT, formerly Russia Today, is a continuous international news television channel, funded by the Russian state 1. It was launched on 10 December 2005 by the RIA Novosti news agency, which houses it in its Moscow premises. It operates cable and satellite television channels for foreign audiences outside Russia’s borders, and produces content for the Internet. Its aim is to diffuse an image of Russia and a vision of the news different from those of the Western mass media. It is distributed in Europe, Asia and America and is available in English, Arabic, Spanish, Russian and French. Since May 4, 2007, an Arabic version also exists, Rusiya Al-Yaum, which brings the chain into the war of information, at the level of BBC World, CNN, Al Jazeera and France 24. In 2010, was the second most watched foreign news channel in the United States. It employs 2,000 people with headquarters in Moscow and Washington, and offices in Paris, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Delhi and Tel Aviv. RT is generally considered by the Western media and experts as an instrument of propaganda in the service of the Russian government and its foreign policy 23644