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Encyclopedia > BBC Russian Service
BBC Russian Service / Русская служба Би-би-си
Type Radio network and website
Country United Kingdom
Availability    International
Owner BBC
Key people Sarah Gibson (Head of Service)
Launch date 1946
Website bbcrussian.com

The BBC Russian Service (Rus: Ру́сская слу́жба Би-би-си́) is part of the BBC World Service's foreign language output, one of 33 languages it provides. A radio network is a network system which distributes programming to multiple stations simultaneously, or slightly delayed, for the purpose of extending total coverage beyond the limits of a single broadcast signal. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The BBC World Service is one of the most widely recognised international broadcasters of radio programming, transmitting in 33 languages to many parts of the world. ...

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History

The BBC Russian Service has been broadcasting since March 26, 1946. March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


However during World War II there were sporadic broadcasts to the USSR in Russian only. Most of these broadcasts were after 1942. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


These were mainly short news bulletins or announcements relating to UK Foreign Office policy in Russian from 1943 onwards but often weeks or months apart. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for promoting the interests of the United Kingdom abroad. ...


In the cold war era the Service broadcasts were severely jammed. Despite this, it tried to bring to listeners in USSR information they were deprived of, including works of writers and dissidents who could not publish their work at home. such as Solzhenitsyn. Jammers were finally turned off in late 80s, as perestroika took hold.

  • Radio Moscow on the other hand had been broadcasting in English to Western Europe since the late 1920s.
  • The German Propaganda ministry had an English service, as well as a Russian service during most of WWII.

A 1969 Radio Moscow QSL card Radio Moscow was the official international broadcasting station of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. ... A current understanding of Western Europe. ...

Broadcasting

The BBC Russian Service broadcasts strategically throughout Russia and some former Soviet countries, on FM, short- and medium-wave radio. Last few years saw many attempts to broaden Service access to listeners via partnerships with local FM stations, however most were unsuccessful. Much-trumpeted deal with Russian FM network Silver Rain (Rus: Серебряный дождь) has collapsed to little result. Post-Soviet states in alphabetical order: 1. ...


All the service's programming can be heard on medium-wave radio: in Moscow and St Petersburg on 1260kHz, in Yekaterinburg on 666kHz, however signal is patchy due to insufficient wattage of its transmitters. Most of the programmes can be accessed via Service's web site [1] For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and... Snow-covered statue of Sverdlov in Yekaterinburg Yekaterinburgs Church on the Blood built on the spot where the Tsar and his family were executed. ...


The BBC Russian Service launched FM broadcasts in Moscow on 99.6 FM between 0700-1000 (Moscow time), its Morning strand, and 1700-2000, its Afternoon strand, in partnership with Bol'shoe Radio (Rus: Большое радио). During the day the output alternated between Russian Service and its one time rival, Radio Moscow, thus presenting radically different takes on some of the international news. This test signal began broadcasting on 23 April 2007. However, as some have predicted, BBC involvement in Bolshoe Radio has not lasted for long and on August 17, 2007 it was announced that BBC Russian Service programmes are no longer broadcasted on that frequency. Officially, this was due to change in ownership of the frequency and subsequent changes in licensing. Russian Service's management said BBC is going to appeal to the Russian authorities. For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ...


The Russian Service had been suffering from AM and FM transmission issues in Moscow and St Petersburg in late 2005 and first few months of 2006. Obstacles, officially due to the lack of proper licences, were removed, however since November 2006, from around the time the Litvinenko story hit the headlines FM broadcasts were disrupted again. The service is now broadcasting again on FM in Moscow, and negotiations with stations in St Petersburg and Yekaterinburg are ongoing. For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and... Alexander Litvinenko Alexander Valterovich Litvinenko (Russian: ; 4 December 1962[1] or 30 October 1962[2] – 23 November 2006) was an ex-FSB lieutenant-colonel. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and... Snow-covered statue of Sverdlov in Yekaterinburg Yekaterinburgs Church on the Blood built on the spot where the Tsar and his family were executed. ...


On 17 August 2007 Bol'shoe Radio notified the BBC World Service that it planned to stop transmission of BBC programming in Russian as of that afternoon. BBC content was not aired as usual at 5pm; the station was ordered by its owner, the financial group Finam, to pull the shows or risk being taken off air altogether. The BBC planed to appeal against the decision. [2] is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


However, this is unlikely to happen. In its 2007 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Annual Report, the House of Commons' Foreign Affairs Committee concluded about the BBC Russian Service's joint project with Bolshoe Radio: "the development of a partnership with the international arm of a Russian state broadcasting network puts the BBC World Service’s reputation for editorial independence at risk." [1].


Russian dissidents such as Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian opposition's presidential candidate to replace Vladimir Putin, and KGB defector Oleg Gordievsky CMG have criticized the BBC Russian service for soft-pedaling the death of Alexander Litvinenko. An article in The Economist suggested that the BBC's desire to continue to use local transmitters in the Russian Federation may be cause.[2]. Vladimir Bukovsky early photo Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovsky (Russian: ; b. ... Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: ) (born October 7, 1952) is the current President of the Russian Federation. ... This article is about the KGB of the Soviet Union. ... A defector is a person who gives up allegiance to one political entity in exchange for allegiance to another. ... Alexander Valterovich Litvinenko (Russian: ) (30 August 1962[1][2] – 23 November 2006) was a lieutenant-colonel in the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, alleged agent of MI6[3] , and later a Russian dissident and writer. ... The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd and edited in London. ...


Morning broadcasting for Western Russia

BBC Morning

  • Russian name: Утро на Би-би-си
  • Broadcast: 0400-0700 (GMT/BST)
  • Genre: Three-hour breakfast news show
  • Presented by: Konstantin Eggert.
  • Broadcast from: Moscow bureau.

For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ...

Evening broadcasting for Western Russia

London View

  • Russian name: Глядя из Лондона
  • Broadcast: 1400-1500 (GMT/BST)
  • Genre: Analytical news show
  • Presented by: Jana Litvinova, Ravil Bukharaev, Dima Poltavsky, Aleksandr Baranov, Leonid Louneev, Mikhail Smotryaev.
  • Broadcast from: Bush House, London.

Alexandr Baranov not only played an active role in the Russian-American Company, but he was also the first governor of Russian Alaska. ... The portico of Bush House Bush House is a building between Aldwych and The Strand in London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...

Radius

  • Russian name: Радиус
  • Broadcast: 1500-1530 (GMT/BST)
  • Genre: In-depth analysis of the day's biggest story.
  • Presented by: Anna Dementieva
  • Broadcast from: Moscow bureau.

For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ...

Business Class

  • Russian name: Бизнес Класс
  • Broadcast: 1530-1545 (GMT/BST)
  • Genre: Business news round-up, entertainment and fashion news.
  • Broadcast from: Bush House, London.

The portico of Bush House Bush House is a building between Aldwych and The Strand in London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...

Over To You

  • Russian name: Вам Слово
  • Broadcast: 1545-1600 (GMT/BST)
  • Genre: The newest programme in the service's output, Over To You is an interactive programme with listeners' points of views and comments.
  • Presented by: Dima Poltavsky, Mikhael Smotryaev.
  • Broadcast from: Bush House, London.

The portico of Bush House Bush House is a building between Aldwych and The Strand in London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...

BBSeva: News with a Human Face

  • Russian name: БибиСева: Новости с человеческим лицом
  • Broadcast: 1600-1700 (GMT/BST)
  • Genre: Informal news show with interviews with Russian-speaking people in the know.
  • Presented by: Seva Novgorodsev MBE.
  • Broadcast from: Bush House, London.

The portico of Bush House Bush House is a building between Aldwych and The Strand in London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...

Key Presenters

Seva Novgorodsev MBE
  • "BBSeva: News with a Human Face"

Jana Litvinova
  • "London View"

Dima Poltavsky
  • "Over To You"

Konstantin Eggert
  • "BBC Morning"

Key Observers

Andrei Ostalsky
  • "BBSeva: News with a Human Face" (observer and co-presenter)
  • "London View"

Steven Eke
  • "London View"

Key Journalists

Pavel Aksyonov
  • Politics

Alexandr Baranov
  • Sports

Alexandr Andreevich Baranov (Александр Андреевич Баранов in Russian), sometimes spelled Aleksander or Alexander and Baranof, was born in 1746 in Kargopol, in the Arkhangelsk province of Russia. ...

Andrei Beketov

Alik Kan
  • World music

Masha Karp
  • Features, arts

Alexander Koliandre
  • Economics and business

Zhenya Mineyeva
  • British Affairs Correspondent

Natalia Rubinstein
  • Features, arts

Dmitry Shishkin
  • Video for online, sports

Anastasia Uspenskaya

External links

  • BBCRussian.com

 
 

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