Putin founds new state news agency

Russian President Vladimir Putin has disbanded RIA Novosti and the Voice of Russia and formed Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today), said Sergey Ivanov, Head of the Presidential Administration.

The official explained that it was done to use available funds more rationally and to improve efficiency of state media sources.Leonid Mlechin, a Russian journalist and international observer, told Vestnik Kavkaza that RIA Novosti, when it had been called the Novosti Press Agency (APN), had been more of a tool of foreign politics. The reformation of the agency will be done to deliver information to foreign readers.

Mlechin reminded that Dmitry Kiselev, Director General of the newly founded agency, had been the Director General of VGTRK, an enormous holding, the biggest corporation in Europe, so he will most likely succeed as the head of the new structure.

Alexey Mukhin, Director of the Center for Political Information, emphasized that RIA Novosti will be restructured for greater commercial efficiency and to achieve a higher level of development. The expert believes that the Kremlin focuses on journalists interested in administrative and organizing work.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has disbanded RIA Novosti and the Voice of Russia and formed Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today), said Sergey Ivanov, Head of the Presidential Administration.The official explained that it was done to use available funds more rationally and to improve efficiency of state media sources.Leonid Mlechin, a Russian journalist and international observer, told Vestnik Kavkaza that RIA Novosti, when it had been called the Novosti Press Agency (APN), had been more of a tool of foreign politics. The reformation of the agency will be done to deliver information to foreign readers.Mlechin reminded that Dmitry Kiselev, Director General of the newly founded agency, had been the Director General of VGTRK, an enormous holding, the biggest corporation in Europe, so he will most likely succeed as the head of the new structure.Alexey Mukhin, Director of the Center for Political Information, emphasized that RIA Novosti will be restructured for greater commercial efficiency and to achieve a higher level of development. The expert believes that the Kremlin focuses on journalists interested in administrative and organizing work.
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