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Today in History, Feb. 17

By the mid 1980s, Voice of America had about 30 million listeners a day. dobroide

67 years ago today, on Feb. 17, 1942, the Voice of America radio station started broadcasting in Russian. Initially the station was created as a counterweight to Nazi propaganda, but soon became an important channel for the dissemination of information from the U.S. to socialist countries.

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