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Deutsche Welle Resumes Radio Broadcasting in Russian


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Deutsche Welle Resumes Radio Broadcasting in Russian

German media company Deutsche Welle resumes radio broadcasting in Russian. The DW program will be broadcast from Vilnius for half an hour every evening on Medium Wave.

From Friday, July 1, the German media company Deutsche Welle starts broadcasting on MW, which can be received in Russia and Belarus. Every evening from 21.00 to 21.30 Moscow time*, DW programs in Russian will be broadcast at a frequency of 1386kHz; in July, these will be radio versions of the TV shows DW News and To the Very Point.

The Broadcasting on Medium Wave is a joint project with Radio Liberty. The programmes will be aired on the same frequencies until midnight Moscow time. The technical partner that launches the radio signal from Vilnius is the international broadcaster Radio Baltic Waves International.

On February 3, 2022, the Russian authorities imposed sanctions against Deutsche Welle in Russia. The DW office in Moscow was closed, the employees of the Russian bureau of DW were deprived of accreditation, and satellite and other broadcasting of the German media company in Russia was prohibited.

DW CEO Peter Limburg criticised this decision of the Russian authorities, adding that it was "incomprehensible" and promised to continue coverage of events in the Russian Federation. On March 28, DW was included in the register of media-foreign agents of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.

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The German government condemned this step of the Russian authorities. (translated from Russian)

[*2100-2130 Moscow time = 1800-1830 UTC (1900-1930 BST, 2000-2030 CEST)]

(Source and thanks to Chrissy Brand, BDXC).