Current Time proving to be sought after source of news throughout Russian periphery

Current Time has grown since going on the air in October 2014.  It is broadcast in Moldova, Georgia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Latvia and Israel and has expanded to a Central Asia version on stations in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.

The program has been praised by leaders such as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke of New York.

Since January 2016 videos from Current Time have been viewed more than 100 million times across all social networking platforms. In August 2016, Current Time videos were viewed 11.2 million times – an increase of 55 times since the same time last year.

The joint VOA and RFERL production Current Time is a daily 30-minute mix of live news coverage, interviews and original features related to pressing issues around the world, is reported and presented with local interests and context in mind.  The Russian-language show provides in-depth and up-close coverage of major news and events that are not reported or are misreported by the Kremlin-affiliated media, and it aims to correct the disinformation that is driving conflict in the region. Current Time is now carried by 25 media outlets in nine countries mostly in the Russian periphery, including Ukraine.