Tag Archives: Russia

Current Time Expanding in Eastern Europe

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WASHINGTON (May 19, 2015) — Current Time, a TV news program for Russian-speaking audiences in countries bordering Russia, launched its new weekend edition with shows affording viewers a fresh alternative to Russian-controlled TV. Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) share the mic on Current Time’s Read more »

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Ramp Up of USIM Programs to Russia and Environs

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Since the fall of the Yanukovych government and ensuing Russian aggression in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, VOA and RFE/RL have added or expanded more than 25 new radio, television and digital programs in Russian, Ukrainian, and other languages engaging audiences in the former Soviet space. Read more »

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Governor Armstrong Speaks at International Forums in Lithuania

(L-R): Rita Miliūtė, Governor Matt Armstrong,  Evgeny Kiselev, Jan Machecek

BBG member Matt Armstrong spoke earlier this week at the “International Forum on Challenges and Responsibilities in Contemporary Journalism,” which was cohosted by Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Seimas (Parliament), and European Humanities University. The March 10 event included experts from the media, diplomacy, and think tanks and Read more »

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RFE/RL and VOA Report on the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Mumin Shakirov was part of RFE/RL's team that provided live streaming coverage of the Moscow march honoring slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

Prominent Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was laid to rest on March 3 in Moscow after being shot dead close to the Kremlin on February 27, just days before a planned protest against the Kremlin. Over the last week, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice Read more »

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Tribute to Heroes of Soviet Dissident Movement on VOA

Inna Dubinsky (L), BBG Development Officer; David Ensor, VOA Director; and Russian journalist Natella Boltyanskaya at the showing of the documentary on Soviet dissidents at the Kennan Institute.

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Voice of America (VOA) has released the first English-language episode of a documentary series on the Soviet dissidents and human rights activists who played a crucial role in ending the Cold War. The first episode, called Political Dissent in Russia: Past & Present, Read more »

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Russian-Language TV Program Expands To Latvia

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WASHINGTON-  “Nastoyashchee Vremya,” a new Russian-language television program, will launch this evening in Latvia, expanding its reach to audiences in five countries bordering Russia. “The aim of the program is to provide audiences in countries neighboring Russia with an alternative point of view on current Read more »

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U.S. International Media to Russia Discussed in PDC/USC Forum

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IBB Deputy Director Jeffrey Trimble and VOA Eurasia Division Internet Managing Editor Alen Mlatisuma discussed Russia’s propaganda efforts and avenues to counterbalance the Kremlin’s influence including U.S. international media programs at a panel hosted by the Public Diplomacy Council and the University of Southern California. Read more »

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New TV Show Brings ‘Facts, not Lies,’ to Russian Speakers

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WASHINGTON (October 14, 2014) – A new Russian-language TV news program that launched today will provide audiences in countries bordering Russia with a balanced alternative to the disinformation produced by Russian media outlets that is driving instability in the region. “Current Time,” or “Nastoyashchee Vremya” in Russian, Read more »

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Putin Foe Speaks to VOA

Mikhail Khodorkovsky (left) awaits a question from VOA Russian’s Alexander Panov

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After being silent about it for more than ten years, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the most well-known political opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is once again talking Russian politics. He ended his silence this week in Washington, where he was the keynote speaker at a Read more »

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Something New for Russians

New VOA and RBC co-production, Cold War?

For the past two weeks, TV audiences in Russia have had a chance to see something exceedingly unusual on Russian airwaves: candid exchanges about U.S. and Russian policies, including criticism of the Putin government.  The exchanges took place on a new program called Cold War?, Read more »

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