From 2006 to mid-2014, Russia paid 61.5 million US dollars to the US PR-agency to improve Russia's image abroad, which indicates that the Kremlin does give a damn about its image in the eyes of world public.
Instead of the economic development the Russians have been given 15 minutes of happiness in front of the TV. At least, every day.
For four years the current head of Gazprom-Media Holding Mikhail Lesin has been on the sidelines. whether Has he retained the status of an informal man on the wheel of the Russian media?