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Journalists are trained to interpret massages in Russian


Investigative journalists in the US will go through the Russian language program in order to obtain the skills needed for interpreting messages in Russian.

The US is going to invest $500,000 into this program.

Journalists from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will be a part of this program and they will receive cash rewards for their efforts and their work.

Newsrooms and journalism schools in the United States will be visited by journalists from the three countries on Russia’s periphery.

Russia has increased its investments in media after years of anti-Soviet propaganda conducted by Voice of America, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty.

The Russian RT television channel will receive a budget of $245 million, while Rossiya Segodnya will receive $103 million.

This journalism program, will be based on the model ProPublica funded by George Soros and the Ford Foundation.

National Endowment for Democracy, the MacArthur Foundation, the Freedom House and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations were banned in Russia in July.


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