'The US is falling apart': How Russian media is portraying the US Capitol siege

A news host reports on former President Donald Trump during a broadcast on RT, formerly known as Russia Today, a state-funded TV network. Misha Friedman/Getty Images The storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which was Christmas Eve for Eastern Orthodox Christians, was a perfect holiday gift for Russian politicians and state-controlled Russian media. While President Vladimir Putin has remained silent so far, reaction from political leaders was instantaneous, and the topic has dominated Russian news coverage ever since. Maria Zakharova, a spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said tha…

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