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New Muslim channel for Russian viewers

December 21, 2016

By Chris Forrester

A Moscow-based Islamic religious group is planning a TV channel for Russia.  The Russian Mufti Council is currently working on creating of a Muslim satellite television channel and plans its test launch for 2017, the council’s First Deputy Chairman Rushan Abbyasov said on Monday, according to a report from the Sputnik news agency.

“There is an idea to launch a kind of a Muslim channel on satellite or maybe pay television, which will talk about the traditions, culture and customs of the nations inhabiting our country,” Abbyasov said.

He added that the project was currently at the stage of approvals and negotiations, adding that specialists from major TV channels were in consultations with the council.

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