United States committing $23.2 mln to counter Russia's propaganda
This year the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors is committing $23.2 million to Russian-language programming.
This was announced by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine reported on Twitter with reference to Nuland's testimony on Ukraine before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on March 4.
"And on Russia’s propaganda, we're working with the Broadcasting Board of Governors to ramp up efforts to counter lies with truth. This year, the BBG is committing $23.2 million to Russian-language programming, a 49 percent increase over FY14, and is requesting an additional $15.4 million for FY16," Nuland said in the testimony.