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Russia's Federation Council Head Wants Children's Media

The head of Russia's Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, has suggested creating media for children in Russia.

“Today's generation of children should also have its own media, its own space on the Internet and its own content on television,” said the speaker of the Russian parliament's upper chamber.

In her view, children's media outlets should help increase the effectiveness of children's organizations. She cited Soviet-era children's magazines such as “Pioner” as successful examples.

Matvienko also said that “all organs of state power should think about further mechanisms to involve schoolchildren in the social-political life of the country.”

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