Tag Archives: Voice of Russia

Updated: “Putin wants to silence Voice of Russia”–?

UPDATE: I seriously question this VOR twitter account’s authenticity. @VORMoscow looks to be very new, starting on March 19, 2014–the same day VOR announced an end to its shortwave service–obviously not an official VOR account. Either this is a disgruntled … Continue reading

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Voice of Russia to abandon shortwave in April 2014

It appears that after all of the rumors from last year, and after the cuts to shortwave broadcasts earlier this year, the Voice of Russia has decided to stop broadcasting on shortwave entirely. This morning, Alokesh Gupta shared the following … Continue reading

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Russia “quietly” ends longwave services

The BBC reports that Russia has “quietly switched off nearly all of its long-wave transmitters, ending almost nine decades of broadcasting – as cost finally catches up on the medium.” Read the full story on the BBC News. Not a huge … Continue reading

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From Moscow With Love: Comments on the future of VOR

SWLing Post reader, Richard, writes: This is apparently a transcript from Vasily Strelnikov’s most recent “From Moscow With Love” that represents, probably as much as anything, the thinking currently within the halls of VoR. Interesting reading & listening – Many thanks, Richard, for … Continue reading

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Voice of Russia to remain on the air in 2014

This year has been a confusing one for Voice of Russia listeners.  At least two separate news sources–in August and December–announced that VOR would be leaving the shortwaves effective Jan 1, 2014, but VOR couldn’t confirmed or denied the news. Then, … Continue reading

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Voice of Russia broadcasts lack any mention of sweeping changes to state news agency

This morning, I tuned to the Voice of Russia (a.k.a. Radio VR) English language service to hear the state news agency’s take on the sweeping changes President Vladimir Putin implemented yesterday. I expected the story to be somewhat buried amongst … Continue reading

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Putin liquidates the Voice of Russia, absorbed by Rossia Segodnya newswire

Looks like the Voice of Russia will be a part of an extensive reorganization within the network of Russian state-run news agencies. No mention of shortwave service, other than previous articles we’ve posted. I can’t help but believe Dec 31st … Continue reading

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