US challenges Kremlin with new Russian TV channel
28 February 2017 | 4:38 pm
Nearly three decades after it helped topple Communist totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe, the US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is challenging Moscow again, this time with a new 24-hour TV news channel in Russian.
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