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Voice Of Russia -- Former 'Radio Moscow' -- To End Shortwave Broadcasts:

Created by The ARRL Letter on 2013-12-19

Voice Of Russia -- Former 'Radio Moscow' -- To End Shortwave Broadcasts:

Voice of Russia (VOR http://english.ruvr.ru/), the former Radio Moscow during the USSR era, will cease shortwave broadcasts as of January 1, 2014. From the 1950s through the 1980s, the station, as Radio Moscow, was a virtual beacon for short-wave listeners (SWLs), many of whom gravitated into Amateur Radio. Voice of Russia currently broadcasts to 160 countries in 38 languages for an aggregate 151 hours per day on short and medium waves, on FM, via satellite, and via the Internet. Earlier this year shortwave transmissions were cut to 26 hours a day in all languages, down from more than 50 hours a day in 2012.

VOR, which claims to be the first radio station to broadcast internationally, will continue to broadcast online and via three medium-wave transmitters. In 2003 VOR was among the first major international radio broadcasters to launch daily broadcasts to Europe in Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM http://www.drm.org/).

As a result of a decree signed earlier this month by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Voice of Russia radio company officially ceased to exist on December 9 and merged with several other state-run news agencies as part of Rossia Segodnya, a Russia-based international news service. Putin's decree also abolished the State Fund of Television and Radio Programs, placing it under control of All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company.

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The ARRL Letter

KF4TZK 2013-12-26
Voice Of Russia -- Former 'Radio Moscow' -- To End Shortwave
This is not correct. VOR will remain on shortwave. at least, throughout 2014:
http://swling.com/blog/2013/12/voice-of-russia-to-remain-on-the-air-in-2014/
KD8RNO 2013-12-25
Voice Of Russia -- Former 'Radio Moscow' -- To End Shortwave
I listened to VOR one afternoon for the first time in years. 30-35 years ago I was a regular Radio Moscow listener. I wondered what happened to them on the SW spectrum, and now I know. Oh well, such as it is with RM and many other large broadcasters over the years.