The Russian news media, which often push the agenda of President Vladimir Putin, have said little about the accusations that Russia hacked the Democratic Party in an attempt to influence the U.S. presidential election.
Thousands of hacked internal emails between Democratic officials were made public by WikiLeaks on the eve of the party's national convention. The most inflammatory among them indicated that Democratic National Committee officials including Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz were aiding the campaign of Hillary Clinton while Bernie Sanders was still a contender.
Citing computer experts, a top Clinton campaign official said Russia was behind the leak. The autocratic Putin is said to prefer Republican candidate Donald Trump, who among other things has implied that the U.S. is not automatically obligated to defend its NATO allies from a military attack.
In Russia, the story has received little mention by the state-controlled media, except when it's repeating government denials.
News reports reviewed by CNBC on Russia's state run NTV and Rossiya-1 indicated that not much, if any, attention was paid to the DNC leaks. Monday evening newscasts focused on the Olympics, energy issues and recent shootings in Florida and Germany.
When they have covered the DNC leaks, the Russian media have taken the official Kremlin line as reiterated by Putin's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov.
Peskov has vehemently denied accusations that the Russians were behind the DNC hack, saying "I am completely ruling out the possibility that the government or any government agencies were tied to this."