For as long as I can recall I've studied Russian history and since 2008 I have been reading foreign news sources about the Russian Federation including those state and privately owned within the country itself. Echoing President Medvedev's comments at the World Economic Forum sometimes I get the "itch" as well to respond to reports about Russia and Russian institutions that cast the country in a poor and often inappropriate light. Unlike President Medvedev, however, I am not restrained by my official status to respond. What has transpired at Domodedovo is regrettable, but the comments made by RT are typical of its provocative and anti-western style of reporting. RT is only one of a network of state owned media including RIA Novosti and ITAR-TASS both of which are known for their neutrality and moderation. The comments made by RT, despite its state owned status, do not reflect the Russian Federation's policies or opinions, it exists only to create controversy and drive viewership.