Peskov called inappropriate attempt now to improve the image of Russia

Speaking on the TV channel TVC, Peskov pointed out that currently Russia is in a state of information war “with the trendsetters in the information space, primarily with Anglo-Saxons, their media”. According to him, branding projects to do hardly advisable. “It’s about propaganda and counter-propaganda in the best sense of the word,” the Agency quoted Peskov TASS.

Thus a press-the Secretary of the head of state noted that the worst image in the world now is not Russia, and the United States.

Talking about their work, Peskov said that once he had a mentor who taught him the principle: no one can force a diplomat to lie, but no one can force him to tell the whole truth.

Peskov also said that Russia will confidently stand on their feet in the case of a greater integration of national economies into the global financial and economic system. “We need to ensure that the economy was competitive and participated in global competition,” he said.

In August 2015, there were reports that VTB has followed the example of Gazprombank and NOVATEK and hired American lobbyists to influence the adoption of sanctions.

Political consultants in the U.S. in the fall of 2014 was hired and the Russian direct investment Fund (RDIF), which, as a “daughter” of VEB, extended sectoral sanctions. Firm Capitol Counsel have been engaged to improve the image of the RDIF in the eyes of the American administration and to explain to the U.S. Treasury, certain transactions of the Fund. RDIF has also worked with the firm of Goldin Solutions. However, both contracts were completed before the end of 2014, the Fund has spent on consultants of $161 thousand