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Broadcaster RT to Start English Radio Station for Sochi Olympics

State-run television broadcaster RT, formerly known as Russia Today, will launch an English-language radio station to cover the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

The programming of the appropriately-named Sochi Today will include foreign music and newscasts prepared by RT journalists, the television network said, Interfax reported.

RT, which has been widely accused of putting a heavy pro-Kremlin slant on its news coverage, reminiscent of Soviet-era propaganda, broadcasts in English, Arabic and Spanish and is intended primarily for viewers outside Russia.

The network estimated that the radio audience during the Games may reach 3 million people.

The Sochi news and music radio will be broadcast on the frequencies of 101.5 FM in Sochi and 105.8 FM in the suburb of Krasnaya Polyana, the site of many mountain-based competitions.

The network has also been making English-language newscasts for the Moscow FM radio station since 2012.

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