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Russian political party launches channel

January 15, 2014

By Chris Forrester

Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) is taking its political message onto TV with a new channel. Russia’s Interfax News Agency reports that LDPR’s deputy leader Andrey Svintsov, said that the party had been waiting a year for a transmission licence.

Svintsov told journalists that the new channel would be “Normal and honest… We know that many media outlets edit out or misrepresent our party’s activity, that is why we have taken this decision and created a full-fledged TV channel. We have been broadcasting for a year on the Internet, on the LDPR.TV website, and from January 1stwe are present in cable and satellite channel packages.”

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