CHARLIE REDCAT: I WISH I COULD READ SOMETHING ABOUT THE PEOPLE NOT THE GOVERNMENT IN PRAVDA.RU
There is not doubt that the U.S. government will use this tragedy in New York to get some business taken care of. It may not be the business that the American PEOPLE want but with all the propaganda how are the people to know what they want when we aren't given the facts.
FRANKLIN WILLIAMS: CORRECTIONS OF SOME ERRORS IN YESTERDAY'S REPORTING OF PRAVDA.RU
First, it was said that your correspondent reported that the U.S. was
without communications. That was not true. The only communications
problems were with telephone calls coming out of and into New York City and Washington, D.C. The rest of the country was just fine.
OUR READER VELJKO ABOUT TRADEGY IN USA: PLEASE, STOP VIOLENCE AND START LIVING IN PEACE THIS VIOLENT ACT WAS NOTHING UNEXPECTED
To all human race: If we want to survive, this worldwide violence has to stop, now! I am scared in what kind of world my children will have to grow up. I wish I was never witness of horror in Croatia in 1991. I wish I was never witness of horror in Bosnia in 1993. I wish I was never witness of horror in Kosovo in 1999. I wish I was never witness of horror in Macedonia in 2001. But I was. And that's just a small fragment of what is going on in this poor world for the past 55 years.
BRUCE OLSON: MAYBE SOMETIME IN THE NEAR FUTURE, YOU CAN RESPECT US AND OUR TECHNOLOGY AS WE DO YOURS!
Today, Tuesday 9/11/01 or is it 11/09/01 in Russian; I read your article about the Pentagon collapsing,internet service collapse and telephone service destroyed. I am sure your reporter meant too say they were disrupted or slowed in those area; because of an overload of traffic!
METSY: YOUR NEWS SITE IS BRILLIANT
I just wanted to say your news site is brilliant, I suspect your will be getting alot of feedback so I shall be brief.
1. You present different angles of the news from what I get from the western propaganda machine, it is good to see different sides of the story.
HSOLOBAY@AOL.COM: THE PEOPLE OF OUR GREAT NATION WILL STAND BY ITS LEADERS
Would like to thank you for your coverage of the tragedy occurring
this morning at the New York World Trade Center. All of the United States were glued to their radios and TV's during the broadcasting of this terrible event.
ENGLISH EDITOR TO NEIL RICHARDS: WE SUPPORT YOU IN YOUR IMMENSE GRIEF AND WE ARE WITH ALL OF YOU
I do not think that Timothy is smiling in his article. You may be exaggerating.
This is a greatest terrorist attack the world has ever seen. I could not imagine such horrific cataclysm could happen. Everybody is shocked in Russia (may be except some crazy-men).
OUR READER NEIL RICHARDS CONCERNING THE ARTICLE FORTRESS AMERICA PENETRATED EVERYTHING YOU HOPED FOR THE AMERICANS HAS COME TRUE
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey writes (quote) The fact is that however
horrific the events of today have been, and everyone around the world
remembers the families of the victims on such an occasion, this has been a much expected occurrence and in a perverse way, the USA is lucky the attack was not carried out with a nuclear or biological weapon (unquote).
LEE MORELAND: PLEASE PRAY FOR US, AND THOSE INNOCENT WORKERS IN NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON WHO'S LIVES WERE STOLEN BY COWARDS
As you and I have previousaly corresponded, I felt it appropriate to
write to you again regarding the terrorist attacks on the United States.
JAMES HECKEL: WE TRULY DESERVED TO BE BOMBED
I predict that the United States won't exist as a superpower much longer. If you want evidence, you need look no further than England or France. They were superpowers; now they are not. I would encourage those in Europe, Asia and the rest of the world to boycott American goods and buy only from your own countries.
KRIS ANDERSON: I WAS A BIT DISMAYED AS TO THE WAY THE WTC TERRORIST ACT WAS REPORTED ON YOUR SITE
I was a bit dismayed as to the way the WTC terrorist act was reported on your site. I came to it because all the US sites where being bogged down and also wanted to see what twists that might have been put on by foreign news services.
CHARLES TEASLEY: DEATH TOLL ESTIMATES
Just wanted to post an update. The estimated death toll in New
York City is 10,000. The Pentagon death toll is expected to be
much lower. Fox News was quoted as saying that only 40 people
are being treated for injuries in the Washington D.C. area.
THE TERRORIST ATTACK HAPPENED THIS MORNING HAS FORCED ALL MAJOR INTERNET NEWS SITES IN THE US TO BE OVERLOADED
MATT: THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO QUESTION THE MOTIVES OF MY OWN COUNTRY FROM THE OUTSIDE-IN
I appreciate the candor with which you deliver the news to your audience. The American media tends to focus on strengthening negative stereotypes while over-hyping stories that serve no purpose beyond simple sensationalism.
ANGUA'S LAIR CONCERNING DIANA'S EMBARRASSMENT AT BEING AMERICAN: I LOVE AMERICA
Hey, Diana, I love America, warts and all, even black helicopters... Seriously, the US embodies the principles, the ideals of liberal democracy in its law, its Constitution.
HENIEK WALCZYK: WELL DONE!
Dear Editors of PRAVDA,
You are doing a fantastic job reporting on the news and events in the Balkans. I am very interested in what is happening in that part of the world, and your insights offer an objective picture. Well done and keep up the good work!
Maj USMC (Ret)
CHARLES TEASLEY: THE TERRORIST ATTACK HAPPENED THIS MORNING HAS FORCED ALL MAJOR INTERNET NEWS SITES IN THE US TO BE OVERLOADED
Just wanted to say thank you for a different view point of world
affairs. Pravda reports on some things that don't make the news
here in the U.S. The terrorist attack that happened this morning
has forced all major internet news sites in the US to be overloaded.
KORHAN PEHLIVANOGLU: ABOUT ARMENIAN (SO CALLED) GENOSITE
I first of all want to say that I believe there has been lots of dead in eastern Anatolia but it was some kind of a war that Russia is now forced to do with Chechens. It's some kind of repeatation-of-history: Russians were to help them underground then; and we are now accused of it as Turkey I mean.
NEIL RICHARDS: GET OUT, STAY OUT AND CLOSE THE DOOR BEHIND YOU! GOOD RIDDANCE!
These are the words that Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey used to end his article of September 5 about the Human Rights Conference in Durban that the United States and Israel decided to walk out on. I have my own thoughts about the conference which have been formed through gathering information from a number of national and international news sources.
DANIEL MCADAMS: AMERICAN PRESS LOOKS MORE LIKE PRAVDA OF OLD TIMES
Thanks for publishing my article on Belarus. Some of my friends here seem uncomfortable that I have published in Pravda, but I think you have a top notch publication.
WALT WENTZ: I COMMITTED THE CARDINAL SIN OF JOURNALISM
Kindly disregard my praise of Timothy Bancroft-Hinchley as "thoughtful" and "reasoned." Although I was impressed by his comments on terrorists and capital punishment, reading the rest of his articles reveals, sadly,
TO FASCIST SAM WHO HOPES THE WAR IN CHECHNYA NEVER ENDS
Uncle Sam, I was horrified to read your message where you were so satisfied about the war in Chechnya to go on and on
HCARLISLE: CONCERNING "ISRAEL'S IDEOLOGY OF OCCUPATION"
I am not surprised that the Anti-American Anti-Discrimination Committee poll showed that only 3 or 4 percent of Americans think that there is an Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands. I am, however, proud that I am in that 3 or 4 percent.
S ASHFIELD: YOU CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT ANY NEWS SERVICE TELLS YOU TO BE ANYTHING LIKE THE WHOLE TRUTH
It was at first refreshing to find Pravda's english language site and read an alternative view of the "news." This said, it is about as believable as the news from the BBC and CNN. All news providers are ultimately tarred with the same brush, who would wish to deliver us (the masses) news and why?
TIMOTHY BANCROFT-HINCHEY: REPLY TO ED RIVERS AND NEIL RICHARDS
It is interesting to see both your letters about my articles. The fact that you write proves our point. PRAVDA.Ru is an open and democratic paper and we welcome a diversity of opinions. You see, Russia is not exactly what you have been spoon-fed on for so long.
LARRY W. HOLLOWAY: "IRONICALLY ENCOURAGED"
It is encouraging and astoundingly interesting to watch Russia transform itself into a modern democracy. The general objectivity reflected in the PRAVDA.Ru news articles, including the Soviet style commentary is, I believe, a positive attempt to express honest Russian sentiment.
JENNIFER BROWN: I AM TIRED OF READING HOW PRESIDENT BUSH IS AN IDIOT. IT IS TIME TO MOVE ON TO MORE IMPORTANT NEWS
I have always had a fascination with Russian history, culture, and language (which I am still trying to learn). When I found out that Pravda was available online, I was very excited because of the historical significance of the paper itself, along with the viewpoints from another culture. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with what I read, not just with the articles, but with the letters to the editor as well.
WALT WENTZ: PRAVDA.RU IS, I AM SURE, A LABOR OF LOVE FOR ITS WORKERS
Regarding your invitation to comment on PRAVDA.Ru: As associate editor of a magazine for the past 25 years, I hope my comments may be taken as constructive.
I skim through the PRAVDA.Ru website almost every day, and find it useful as a source of news from areas little known in the United States
UNCLE SAM: I TRULY HOPE THE CHECHEN CONFLICT NEVER ENDS
At the same time I am even more so please to see that the Chechen war is going very very well, now entering its third year. Every day two or three Ruskies are liquidated and the world made better place. I truly hope the conflict never ends because the Chechens have done a lot towards a better society and continue to do so with every Russian they help leave this world for another much darker and hotter place.
JOHN W. HAZOURI, TOM CURTAIN: PRAVDA - IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
We are enjoying reading Pravda! It's a breath of fresh air. We visited Pressa Complex, last fall while visiting my family and friends in Moscow. I have the utmost respect for your organization.
In sincere regard,
John W. Hazouri,
CHARLES BYRNELL CONCERNING THE ARTICLE "PROTESTANTS ATTACK CATHOLIC CHILDREN IN NORTHERN IRELAND"
I found the article factually interesting but superficial in its value judgments. The right of self determination of indigenous African peoples has been championed by the United Nations for a long time, and those rights must equally pertain to non-African peoples. Belfast is but a concentrated microcosm of the same struggles common to many ex-colonial countries.