“The Prize Board is taking great responsibility, highlighting in this way anti-Russian materials, with statements that have been repeatedly refuted not only by Russian officials, but already by life itself,” the embassy said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
On Monday, the Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia University announced the winners of this year’s competition, with The New York Times scoring three wins.
One of the prizes the Times received was the International Reporting award for articles on Russia and what the prize board called the “predations of the Vladimir Putin regime.”
The Russian Embassy said it viewed that set of stories as “a wonderful collection of undiluted Russophobic fabrications that can be studied as a guide to creating false facts.”
Russia had dismissed the allegations mentioned in the Times’ articles.
Last November, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova slammed as “pure fraud” the paper’s allegations that Russia had delayed the medical evacuation of an ill US military attaché from Moscow.
She also labeled an article on the investigation of “attacks” on hospitals in Syria and Russia’s purported pressure on its results as fake and dishonest journalistic work.