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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.





 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Monday, Sept. 1


Today marks the beginning of Lermontov-Fest, a fall festival celebrating the life of one of Russia’s most remarkable poets who, in a fate eerily similar to Pushkin’s, was killed in a duel at the age of 26. Organized by the Lermontov Library System, the next several months will see art exhibitions, concerts and public lectures focusing on the Lermontov’s short yet prolific career. Check the Lermontov Library System’s website for more details.



Tuesday, Sept. 2


Join expats and practice your Russian during the Russian Club’s weekly meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. The club is free to participate in although you need to be a registered member of Couchsurfing.



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