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The site rating regarding news coverage ONLY would be excellent, BUT it is a well known fact, that is was hacked and hijacked several times (one of the sources of this claim is the site: http://www.digitalattackmap.com) and the comments section is sometimes (if not most of the time) full of hatred, racism and discrimination (just visit the site, pick an controversial article and look at the comments section)!
Above ALL ELSE, if you choose to register to be able to make comments on articles, Your account can become easily hacked (posts on behalf of other people with YOUR nickname used) and in my case also my e-mail was hacked and broken into. And those were not only my experiences - several other forum participants have expressed similar concerns.
I made screen-shots as PROOF what happened and sent an e-mail to their customer service, where I described what happened. I had the feeling that I was not taken too seriously and I also (at the same time) received 2 (two) e-mails from them on MY GOOGLE e-mail at ONCE, the other being addressed to a person with a Russian name, which I do not know. I made further inquires, how is that possible, but I haven't received any-more replies from them!
UPDATE - 27.04.2014:
It seems (at least for now), that the issues the site had especially regarding the forum have been addressed by the web-masters. Progress can be seen by the decline of spam, hatred and discrimination posts.
BUT, how the site is really 'safe' now for a user I can not comment, because of the events I experienced I stay away from commenting.
And when I was commenting above the hijacking of the site, I was not really too specific. So I'll try to explain now in this expanded post some of things, that happened more in detail:
"Hackers, that were OBVIOUSLY ANTI-RUSSIAN have replaced the words “Russia” and “Russians” with “Nazi” or “Nazis”.
Source: " http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/22716/cyber-crime/russia-today-hacke... "
Beside that, there were several DDoS attacks carried out, but here things were not so "black and white".
Source: " http://gigaom.com/2014/03/14/online-attacks-hit-russian-state-and-media-... "
Whatever was going on in the middle of March 2014 (obviously linked with events in Ukraine and Crimea) seems that is 'calming down' (although I fear, that this is only a 'calm before a storm')!
Considering all this, I'm slightly changing my rating of this site, which by itself is EXCELLENT regarding the news coverage, which (in my opinion and I live in the EU far away from Russia) aren't biased or anti-Russian (although some of my security and privacy risks about the site remain unchanged).
In the case, if someone does not agree with my opinion, it is at least fair to say, that they offer a very good ALTERNATIVE viewpoint from Russian perspective and this is rare in those times, when most of the western media giants work almost in 'concert' and 'serve' to us only a SIMPLIFIED 'tunnelled black and white vision' of events that are most of the time not only anti-Russian or 'Russia-phobic' (as they were 'stuck' in the cold war era mentality and do not realise, that with such attitude, not only the cold war will and has become reality again, but it also gets hotter every day) orientated but also much more COMPLEX, that they would like us to believe.
Сайт очень полезный. Мало таких сайтов, где можно узнать правду.
Хороший сайт с альтернативным мнением.
Very secure website that is safe to browse.
They seem to report stories that other news organisations do not.
This is a Russian website, and it does put a pro-Russia spin on the news it reports, however all major media outlets in the United States and Europe do that as well.
Safe to browse, even for kids. I trust this website.
There is no viruses etc but the site is not objective in presenting information.
The website itself contains no malware. But the content is highly controversial.
The coverage of NS+A is very good (and more complete than in any other western media outlet) . The coverage of US policies is covered, but analog issues in Russia or the rest of the world are left unmentioned => biased here.
The coverage about Ukraine was very, very biased.
Russia Today is anything but a serious, trustworty or honest news programme, and they report with a shameless bias, regularly slandering against and idealise hand-picked 'right' and 'wrong' sides, and are prone resorting to double standards and distorting or flat-out fabricating facts and stories for the sole purpose of aligning their broadcasting to their strict political lines (which, incidentally, complements that of the Putin administration to a tee).
A textbook example of a propaganda machine, classic Soviet style.
This is a good counterbalance to US-UK News Agencies.
Truth rules ! Право на правду ! No fakes unlike of many comments on WOT about this one !!! Superb News.
Официальный сайт российского телевидения канала новостей. Он поделился информацией, которые подвергались цензуре со стороны Запада, это правда, что может быть риск "пропаганды" пророссийской, но есть скрытая информация добровольно обнаружена на Западе. Вы по-прежнему необходимо диверсифицировать источники информации (как из западных источников, русский, китайский ... и нейтральный!), Чтобы увидеть правду вокруг вас.
Site officiel d'une chaine d'information télévisée Russe. Il partage des informations qui sont censurés par l'occident, c'est vrai qu'il peut y avoir des risque de "propagande" pro-russe, mais il y a des découvertes d'informations cachés volontairement par l'occident, il faut toujours diversifier les sources d'informations (aussi bien de sources occidentales que Russe, Chinois... et neutres!) pour voir la vérité qui vous entoure.
Official website of a Russian news channel. It shares information that is censored by the West, it is true that there may be risks of "propaganda" pro-Russian, but there are discoveries of information hidden voluntarily by the West. You must always diversify the sources of information (from Western sources as well as Russian, Chinese ... and neutral) to see the truth that surrounds you.