This paper deals with the process of incorporation of “infotainment” in the Russian television industry. Professional journalism is analyzed as a tool for the interpretation of facts, which have contributed to erode the myths of mass consciousness, which were formed by Soviet propaganda. According to the author, television news and other infotainment programs have affected socio-cultural processes in Russia; in particular, they have contributed to shaping the worldview of post-Soviet intellectuals, known as the “new intelligentsia”.
The article analyses the specific connections between the political powers at television news during the protest movements in Russia in 2011-2012. This research can show the nuances of representation of political powers by news television and explains how this representation might provoke the radicalization of consensuses and dissensuses between them.
This paper analyzes the stages of adaptation of "infotainment" to the specifics of the Russian television industry. The paper discusses methods of professional journalism as a tool for the interpretation of the facts and the overthrowing of the myths of mass consciousness, which were formed by Soviet propaganda. According to the author, television news and other infotainment programs have affected the socio-cultural processes in Russian society, such as the shaping of the worldview of post-Soviet intellectuals, who are called "new intelligentsia".