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I have one question about the Russia Today adverts on the Tube: who on earth are they for?

They make no sense if you've not heard of "RT"—and if you have, you'll probably know enough to avoid it

By Steve Bloomfield  

Putin appears on Russia Today.

The new adverts for the Kremlin-backed news channel, RT, which have popped up this week on the Tube, are a little odd. “Missed the train? Lost an election?” asks one. “Blame us.” Another, dripping with sarcasm, read “Watch RT and find out who we are planning to hack next.”

Who the adverts are aimed at is something of a mystery. Unless you know the story of RT—formerly known as Russia Today—they won’t make sense. And if you do know the story of RT, then either…

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