The congratulatory telegram reads, in part:
“Over the years, the highly professional work of your radio station has helped you acquire a vast audience on five continents. Your station has established itself as a source of topical information on developments in our country. Your contribution to the popularisation of our national culture and the spread of Russian language in the world is commendable.
Today the Voice of Russia is one of the leaders in global news broadcasting. And true to its best traditions, it continues to be a window on Russia for foreign audience and contributes to strengthening our international ties.”
The Voice of Russia is a government funded radio station that broadcasts to foreign countries in 40 languages for 160 hours daily on HF, MF, and FM waves, as well as via satellite and mobile telephone link-ups.