The BBC’s latest chat show will be hosted by a CGI version of Vladimir Putin. Tonight With Vladimir Putin will feature a “3D digital cartoon” of the Russian president that will “walk around and sit behind the desk, interviewing real human guests in front of a studio audience, all in real time,” the broadcaster announced today. Two pilot episodes of the show have been commissioned for BBC Two. Described as “a semi-scripted comedy chat-show format with a significant twist,” the show uses performance capture technology, developed by London-based creative studio Framestore. ‘Putin’s first guests will be Alastair Campbell, June Sarpong, Joe Swash and Guilty Feminist podcaster Deborah Frances-White. “Everybody’s favourite bear-wrestling global strongman Vladimir Putin has finally achieved his ultimate goal - a chat-show on the BBC,” the broadcaster said in a statement. “Forget global politics, landing two pilot … [Read more...] about BBC announces new chat show hosted by CGI Vladimir Putin
BBC announces new chat show – with ‘Vladimir Putin’ as host BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The BBC has announced a new chat show – with “Vladimir Putin” as host. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/bbc-announces-new-chat-show-with-vladimir-putin-as-host-38136157.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/article38136154.ece/6718d/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_1a212e31-bd8e-41cb-999a-ccdfbae2b47b_1 Email The BBC has announced a new chat show – with “Vladimir Putin” as host. Tonight With Vladimir Putin will see “a 3D digital cartoon” of the Russian president “walk around and sit behind the desk, interviewing real human guests in front of a studio audience, all in real-time”. Two pilots have been commissioned for the “television first” for BBC Two. Guests will include Alastair Campbell, June Sarpong and Joe Swash. The BBC called the pilot a … [Read more...] about BBC announces new chat show – with ‘Vladimir Putin’ as host
By Farooq Yousaf Published: May 8, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Views expressed by prominent members of the Russian intelligentsia suggest that Moscow is moving towards a more balanced approach towards Pakistan. When Pakistan failed to secure a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the recent Belt and Road Forum, a report in the Express Tribune called it a major “diplomatic setback”. Sure, many would have expected Prime Minister Imran Khan to have at least had a casual meet up with the president of Pakistan’s new “regional ally on Afghanistan,” however, it seemed that Putin had other, and more important, commitments. In light of this failure, should it really be seen as a major “diplomatic setback”? Sure, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is already going through a series of governance and public relations embarrassments; however, this failure cannot be pinned on Imran’s government as a … [Read more...] about Vladimir Putin ‘snubbing’ Imran Khan – why all the fuss?
Russian President Vladimir Putin wasn’t running in the Ukrainian presidential election. But he was by far the biggest loser of the night. Only one of the 39 candidates on the ballot Sunday promoted the idea of closer ties with Russia. He received less than 12% of the vote. When the Kremlin annexed Crimea in 2014 and sent troops to support pro-Russian separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, Putin inadvertently built a stronger Ukraine. Before then, it was a country divided along fault lines of languages and geography. Today, the post-Soviet nation of 43 million is united around a common national identity. And that identity is firmly pro-independent Ukraine and anti-Putin. If Sunday’s vote is any indication — and, by most accounts, it is — Ukraine has firmly turned its back on Moscow and turned to fully embrace European-style democracy. “After what happened in 2014, the support in Ukraine for joining a Eurasian coalition with Russia totally collapsed,” … [Read more...] about The big loser in Ukraine’s presidential election? Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has signed a set of speech-related bills into law banning the spread of online “fake news” and information that “exhibits blatant disrespect for the society, government, official government symbols, constitution or governmental bodies of Russia.” The bills, which build on already existing information laws, were passed in both chambers of the Russian parliament in less than two months, according to the Moscow Times. Violators of the information laws will be faced with a variety of punishments from the Russian government, for repeated offenses. State authorities will be able to scout violators via arrangements with search engines and social media data. Online news outlets and social media users who spread “fake news,” for instance, will be fined with up to 1.5 million rubles, or $22,900. “Insulting” or “disrespecting” state symbols, establishments, and government officials such as Putin, … [Read more...] about Vladimir Putin Bans ‘Fake News’ and ‘Disrespect’ In New ‘Internet Insults’ Bills