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Voice of America in Russia Broadcast Stopped

Published: April 10, 2014 (Issue # 1805)



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Broadcasting of the Voice of America radio station in Russia has been stopped due to the expiration of its contract to operate in the country, Dmitry Kiselev, the head of the Rossiya Segodnya news agency, said on Wednesday.

“We are not going to cooperate anymore,” Kiselev said in a March 21 letter to the US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which coordinates broadcasting of Voice of America and Voice of Svoboda.

The letter was sent in a response to BBG’s inquiry about prolonging the contract for broadcasting Voice of America in Russia.

Voice of America (VOA) is the official external broadcast institution of the US federal government. In 1947, VOA started broadcasting to Soviet citizens in Russian under the pretext of countering the Soviet point of view on US policies.





 


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Tuesday, Oct. 21


The Environment, Health and Safety Committee of AmCham convenes this morning at 9 a.m. in the organization’s office.


Take the opportunity to pick the brains of Dmitry V. Krivenok, the deputy director of the Economic Development Agency of the Leningrad region, and Mikhail D. Sergeev, the head of the Investment Projects Department, during the meeting with them this morning hosted by SPIBA. RSVP for the event by emailing office@spiba.ru before Oct. 17 if you wish to attend.


Improve your English at Interactive English, the British Book Center’s series of lessons on vocabulary and grammar in an informal atmosphere. Starting at 6 p.m., each month draws attention to different topics in English, with the topic for this month’s lessons being “visual arts.”



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