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Russia: State-owned news agency scrapped in media overhaul

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 9, 2013 at 16:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: State-owned news agency scrapped in media overhaul

The Kremlin announced Monday that RIA Novosti - Russia's biggest state-run news agency - would be liquidated as part of a wide-scale reshuffle of state-owned media outlets.

Part of a bid to optimise operations, both RIA Novosti and the state-owned radio station Voice of Russia, will be dissolved and integrated into a new media conglomerate called Rossiya Segodnya.

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Russia: State-owned news agency scrapped in media overhaul

The Kremlin announced Monday that RIA Novosti - Russia's biggest state-run news agency - would be liquidated as part of a wide-scale reshuffle of state-owned media outlets.

Part of a bid to optimise operations, both RIA Novosti and the state-owned radio station Voice of Russia, will be dissolved and integrated into a new media conglomerate called Rossiya Segodnya.

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