A ceremony celebrating Voice of Russia beginning to broadcast in the UK has just been held at the Russian Embassy on June 12. The Russian radio company now locally produces on air content in London, broadcasted on the UK’s Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) frequency.
Broadcasting started on March 26, 2012. So far the amount of airtime is only three hours, from 16:00 to 19:00 local time on working days. The rest of the time the radio station broadcasts from Moscow.
“The level of competition in the world is high, and different points of view are present, therefore the Voice of Russia will be very useful for the audience,” Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko said at the presentation. “There are not only programs about politics but also about culture, sports, and exchange of ideas. I would like to note that the British are very interested in various points of view. That is why, in my opinion, the Voice of Russia is very useful and we are glad that now this radio exists.”
After Washington, Kiev, Istanbul and Rio de Janeiro, Voice of Russia is now producing programs in the capital of Great Britain. The radio company seeks to tell the whole world about Russia and life in Russia, as well as to present and explain Moscow's opinion on global events. The radio station actively supports contacts with compatriots abroad. One of its priorities is promoting Russian culture and language, and through this strengthening a positive image of Russia worldwide.
(Source : Voice of Russia)