DW launches Russian-language podcast DW Novosti Show | Press | DW

Felgenhauer and Plyushchev join DW from radio station Ekho Moskvy, whose closure in March 2022 by Russian authorities forced them to move to Lithuania.

The DW Novosti Show podcast will be recorded Monday through Friday at 3:00 p.m. CEST in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. The first 30 minutes of the hour-long podcast will air at 9:00 p.m. Moscow time on the MW 1386 kHz frequency, which can be received in the western part of Russia, including the capital Moscow.

The podcast will be available on all major platforms including iTunes, Spotify and Deezer. Additionally, the video recording will be available on the highly successful DW Russian YouTube channel.

The format will receive editorial management from Bonn and Berlin. DW’s Riga office in Latvia will also be involved in the production of the podcast.

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“DW’s Russian service is going back to its roots,” said Christian F. Trippe, program director for Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe. The German international broadcaster set up its first Russian radio broadcasts for the then Soviet Union on August 1, 1962. DW’s Russian service stopped its radio broadcasts in 2011.

Trippe adds, “Our new podcast is a classic newscast but delivered in a relaxed tone. Today’s topics are those already well represented on DW’s Russian language platforms. What’s popular on our website, this which is trending on Twitter or Telegram, which generates interactions on Facebook and our YouTube channels; our podcast offers general and contextual information.”

Tatiana Felgengauer: “We involve the public, who can ask questions and share their impressions via chat. Together, we make DW’s most read articles and most watched videos the most discussed.”

In countries like Russia, where independent journalism is restricted, DW uses technical means to bypass censorship in order to reach as many people as possible and provide objective information.

Sylvester L. Goldfarb