Russia/International tv-channel - Russia Today
Russia Today: Russia To Launch 24-Hour English News TV Channel"Russia has launched a new, round-the-clock, English-language television news project called Russia Today. It will be broadcast in the U.S., Europe, Russia, the CIS, and several Asian states and is the first project of its kind undertaken in Russia."
"We carefully studied the experience of countries that have national networks broadcasting to foreign states. The television channels CNN, BBC World, Euronews, and Al Jazeera are well known throughout the world."
"Germany, Japan, China, Italy, Israel, South Korea, Kazakhstan, and many other countries also broadcast television shows in English. The time has come for Russia, an increasingly dynamic participant in globalization, to appear in the international television medium."
"The Russia Today channel will promptly provide information about Russia to the general public abroad, giving people the opportunity to learn about the Russian perspective of world events, forming a positive image of Russia abroad, and creating a familiar information climate for compatriots living outside Russia."