This is either a shockingly ignorant headline or odiously deceptive if done intentionally.
Paul Frantizek
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Here’s a nice example from a BBC report from 1979, in which the reporter was discussing U.S.S.R./U.K. relations (note that Moscow/Russia/Soviet Union/Soviets are all used interchangeably within a single paragraph):
 
 “In fact, Moscow’s personal attack on Mrs. Thatcher goes far beyond what we have just mentioned. As the British newspapers have pointed out, Mrs. Thatcher is an “Iron Lady” on Russia’s list of enemies. The “Iron Lady” was a nickname Moscow bestowed on her before she became Prime Minister. With Europe facing the threat of wars, Mrs. Thatcher gave her threat explicitly: ‘The key lies in whether the Soviet Union really wants détente or uses détente as a false sense of security to deceive the West so that it will relax its vigilance and easily become the victim of Soviet expansion or blackmail…’” (quoted here from Defining Metonym in Cognitive Linguistics: Towards a Consensus View)

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