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HERE IS THE NUDES; Strip-tease reporters keep Russia abreast of events.



TOPLESS Russian TV news show The Naked Truth has got Moscow politicians queuing up to be interviewed.

What began as a one-off spoof See spoofing.

spoof - spoofing
 has mushroomed into a nationwide hit, attracting hordes of viewers.

With newsreader A client program that is used to read messages from Internet-based discussion groups (the venerable Usenet) or syndication feeds such as RSS and Atom. Some programs provide a search and organization tool for both newsgroups and feeds as well as local e-mail messages, contacts and other  Svetlana Pesotskaya Svetlana Pesotskaya (born 9 January 1975) is a television reporter in Moscow who gained international attention for her practice of stripping during newscasts. Before becoming a television journalist, Pesotskaya was an actress and model.  undressing as she reads the headlines, dead- pan interviews conducted by near-naked journalists and a strip-tease performed by the weather girl, the show has attracted powerful guests as well as record ratings.

State deputies from the Russian parliament have even invited the show into their offices, where reporters clutching microphones to their cleavages quiz the nation's leaders.

Communist Party Communist party, in China
Communist party, in China, ruling party of the world's most populous nation since 1949 and most important Communist party in the world since the disintegration of the USSR in 1991.
 deputy Alexander Saliyi defended his recent appearance on the show, saying: "I didn't pay any attention to that object opposite. I just visualised the girl fully dressed."

Now the show is fast becoming required viewing for those wanting to keep abreast Verb 1. keep abreast - keep informed; "He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
keep up, follow

trace, follow - follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" ; "trace the
 of the news.

Sergei Moskvin, the TV mogul behind the show, said: "A woman undressing and serious news are completely incompatible.

"Together it is comedy. Viewers stop listening and just watch open-mouthed."

Blonde newsreader Svetlana admitted: "It does aim to shock the audience."
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Author:Moore, Ron
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jun 5, 2000
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