Some Russian TV channels may stop broadcasting in Belarus

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The term of the licenses for the distribution of production of some foreign media ends in early June, the Belarusian Ministry of Information reports.

The ministry refers to a number of Russian cable and satellite entertainment channels, in particular, the Russian Night (erotic channel), English Club TV (channel for learning English), English Club TV HD, RTG HD, Russian Travel Guide HD, Bridge TV (music channel), Sports 1, Teledom, Sports 2, Meteo 1, RUSONG TV, TV channel Theatre, TV Club, Kitchen TV, etc.

If the operators fail to extend their licenses, the stations will be blocked in accordance with the decision of the Council of Ministers of December 2, 2008.

Russian television is considered to a kinds of the Kremlin’s soft power, a tool for bearing influence on Russian-speaking citizens of the former USSR.

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