It is a tiny channel with almost no cable presence, paid subscription and whopping 65000 viewers. It is being advertised as the "positive" channel and does try staying as positive as possible in the middle of the current clusterfuck. Its only distinguishing feature is that it is the last remaining independent TV channel in Russia. A lot of people, including many government officials (!) keep watching it as the last semi-reliable news source. And that
is exactly why government propaganda puppets are trying so hard to "prove" its subversiveness.
Now, to the matter of the "investigation" at hand, if you read closer into the screenshots, you will find the following:
1) The money is paid for broadcasting TV content showing off EU funded projects implemented in Russia prior to 2014.
2) The money was officially committed in 2014 and thus should be part of the 2014 RainTV budget, even though the final payment made it through in April 2015. The budget this guy is questioning is the 2015 budget though.
3) The content in question can be viewed here:https://tvrain.ru/teleshow/rossija_eto_evropa/
It is series of short segments titled "Russia is Europe". The content is clearly labelled as financed by EU, both at the web site and in the video.
4) I am not sure how well you know Russian, but if you view the actual content, you will see that it is absolutely toothless, in the most positive sense. Nothing particularly subversive there, EU money or not. After all, Alberto, will you really, truly argue that Russia is not