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2007-04-03 12:00:21

WASHINGTON and MOSCOW, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- America's media pioneer MHz Networks launches Russia Today as its 5th international 24/7 channel in Washington DC. Beginning April 3, viewers can watch the Russian perspective on world events in English on MHz 5 (terrestrial 30-5, 57-5 and Comcast channel 206). Covering news, business, culture, sports and science and an emphasis on Russia's role in the international economy, the channel will provide a valuable guide for viewers with...

2005-12-10 09:53:08

By Meg Clothier MOSCOW (Reuters) - A 24-hour, English-language, state-funded television channel went live from its Moscow studios on Saturday, designed to broadcast news from a Russian perspective around the globe. At 4 p.m. (1 p.m. British time) the countdown clock and swirling orange graphics melted away and the anchor welcomed viewers to Russia Today -- "from Russia to the world." The launch comes amid growing Western criticism of Moscow's attitude to democracy and the rule of...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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