[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text](Newsbusters) Alexey Eremenko spotlighted “teen weight-lifting wunderkind and ardent Communist” Maryana Naumova in a Tuesday item on NBCNews.com. Eremenko, NBC News’s Moscow producer, played up how “sports is only part of Naumova’s agenda. As a member of the youth arm of Russia’s Communist Party…she tours schools and orphanages across Russia to promote weightlifting.” However, the journalist never mentioned the brutality of Soviet-era communism.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Eremenko also noted Naumova’s recent visit to the war-torn Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, where she “toured rebel-held eastern Ukraine on a peace mission — and has no plans to stop there.” He later pointed out that the teen athlete “has also traveled to North Korea with a similar mission,” and quoted her defense of the totalitarian regime: “It wasn’t as bad as they said, nobody took my phone or made me eat dog.”
The NBC News producer led his article, “Maryana Naumova, ‘Strongest Girl in the World,’ Trades Weights for World Affairs,” with his “strongest girl in the world” and “ardent Communist” labels of Naumova. He also included three separate mentions about how the teen recently met Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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