Russian TV market: Between state supervision, commercial logic and simulacrum of public service
Ilya Kiriya (State University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia),
Elena Degtereva (Moscow State University, Russia)
ABSTRACT: The state plays supervising rather than regulative role on the Russian TV market, being an acting force per se on this market. The state takes care of the ideological and moral health of citizens as a missionary. In this respect the Russian State TV cannot be classified as public TV – as the social order could not be formed by society. Instead the order is dropped down from power structures, imposing state ideas of social development and providing reproduction of power elite.