If one needed any further proof that Russian media is only too happy to support the Kremlin, the government owned national network Rossiya 24, a news channel, is now doing regular Syrian weather reports.
The network has a special meteorologist who monitors and broadcasts bombing weather forecasts. Her reports, complete with satellite maps and photos, are sort of a (paraphrased) “we bombed the crap out of this area today as the rain poured down. But, tomorrow it will be sunny.”
Kremlin apologists theorize that good weather forecasting helps the military be more accurate when bombing a location, and thus saving taxpayers money.
However, not all viewers find the forecasts in good taste and Russian social media has been abuzz with comments, negative and positive.
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