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Russia: 2011 State Budget Funding for Media Companies

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Economics & Business, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Media & Journalism, RuNet Echo

LJ user sart posts info [1] (RUS) from the Russian Federation's 2011 budget [2] (RUS, .zip, 322MB) on the state funding allotted to media companies: e.g., VGTRK gets nearly 19 billion rubles (approx. $628 million), and TV-Novosti, a company that owns RT (Russia Today) [3], gets over 11 billion rubles (nearly $380 million).