NOVO-OGARYOVO, March 16. /TASS/. Russia is aware of the resources the Western "empire of lies" has at its disposal, but it also knows that this empire is doomed to fail in a clash with truth and justice, President Vladimir Putin said in his opening remarks at a conference on socio-economic support for Russia’s regions on Wednesday.
"We are well aware of the resources this "empire of lies" has at its disposal, but it is impotent against truth and justice. Russia will be consistently explaining its position to the whole world. Our position is honest and open. Ever more people begin to hear, understand and share it," he said.
Putin pointed out that Russia was a target of a massive attack in the cyberspace and of an "unprecedented information campaign" involving global networks and all Western mass media, whose "impartiality and independence has turned out to be a myth."
"Access to information is restricted, people are being forced to swallow a tremendous amount of fakes and propaganda falsehoods," Putin said. "One US social network has openly permitted public calls for killing Russian citizens."