Talk:Voice of Russia
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Separate "Voice of Russia" and "Radio Moscow"
This article is called "Voice of Russia", which is the current Russian station, but most of the content is about "Radio Moscow", which was the former USSR station. The two entities are different, I suggest the article be split. I think the transmission network listed refers to the "Radio Moscow" (because it says "consisted" - past tense), but this is not clear. Perhaps it should be pointed out that the Medium wave transmissions were so powerful that in the UK you could pick up them at night on a normal car radio. I remember driving home late at night down the M1 in the 1980's listening to Radio Moscow explaining the superiority of the Soviet System. TiffaF (talk) 18:02, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
- Agree, if they are indeed discrete entities as TiffaF says, then there should be two separate articles "Radio Moscow" and "Voice of Russia". The alternative, if both are covered in one article, would be to rename it. talk 13:16, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
- Agree, 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:53, 19 March 2010 (UTC) "Radio Moscow" was a international radio service from the USSR. "Voice of Russia" is an international radio service from Russia they are not the same station (even if one inherited some of the staff and studio/transmission facilities from the other). 126.96.36.199 (talk) 19:53, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
Voice of Russia apparently ceasing shortwave broadcasts to North America
I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but sometime this season the Voice of Russia World Service has dropped all shortwave frequencies which were intended for North America. Their website linked in the article no longer lists frequencies for English broadcasts. They can still be heard on 7290 KHz in the Southern United States, which frequency is intended for Latin America; but I do not know if these are audible elsewhere in the Country. It remains to be seen if they make their seasonal migration to 22 and 19 meters in the Spring, or simply disappear entirely.
This is almost certainly tied to their growing use of locally produced content in the US; however, it is a significant event in both shortwave and Russian broadcasting history.
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