Estonian government to allocate funds for Russian-language TV channel


The Estonian government has approved the creation of a Russian-language TV channel in the country, instructing the Ministry of Finance to take care of the funding, the cabinet press service has announced

“At a government meeting, a proposal of the Estonian TV and radio broadcasting corporation (ERR) was heard on the establishment of a Russian-language TV channel, which requires four million euros per year,”

– the press service said in a statement released Thursday evening, after the meeting.

“The government approved the creation of the channel and instructed the ministries of finance and culture to find sources of financing,”

– the statement said.

Earlier this year, the Latvian government upheld an initiative to create a Baltic-wide TV channel for the Russian-speaking minority.

Lithuania and Estonia have expressed their support for the project, but no deadlines have been set for its implementation.

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