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Russian govt. takes BBC off the air in Russia.

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posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 07:25 PM

MOSCOW - British Broadcasting Corp. said Friday that its Russian-language FM broadcasts have been taken off the air by its Moscow distributor, which called the programs "foreign propaganda."

The decision by Bolshoye Radio — and similar moves by two other radio stations in the past year — leaves the BBC's Russian-language services available only on medium- and short-wave broadcasts, the BBC said.

Bolshoye Radio's parent company, financial group Finam, said that its license did not allow it to retransmit BBC's programs and that the station will instead focus on originally produced material.

Pretty sudden don't you think? Long range patrols, alliance with other countries against U.S. influence, etc. Seems we going back to the Cold War days.

posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 07:46 PM
yup. Worrying times. Putin will drag Russia back down again, and it will have to rebuild itself yet again. Putin is old school Soviet elite.

posted on Aug, 18 2007 @ 12:21 AM
An earlier thread on this topic already exists.
It can be found here.

BBC radio ordered off Russian FM

[edit on 8/18/2007 by iori_komei]

posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 02:53 AM
i don't see what is so worrying unless what one worries about is the "what if" opposed to actual happenings. the tension between the "west" and the "east" can't ever possibly reach the level it did in the 60's and nothing ever came of "cold war" anyway. just a whole lot of fear and wasted dollars. i wish the american government would take fox news off the air.

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