September 18, 2008

Russian Communications Workers Give 3,000 Radio Sets to South Ossetia

Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS

Moscow, 18 September: Russia's communications workers have presented residents of South Ossetia on Thursday 3,000 household radio sets. Spokeswoman for the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network" Anna Nesterova told ITAR-TASS that the handover of the radio sets' batch was held in Tskhinval.

"The equipment was bought with funds raised by the enterprise's personnel. They transferred their one-day pay for these purposes," said Nesterova. She stressed that the television and radio broadcasting in the republic has been restored by now, however "there is a severe deficit of the receiving equipment among the population - both for the local and Russian programmes."

Nesterova noted that South Ossetian residents were given the usual storage-battery receiving sets that can receive, among others, the Radio Russia and Mayak programmes that are relayed in the republic's territory.

Originally published by ITAR-TASS news agency, Moscow, in English 1116 18 Sep 08.

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