Skip to comments.Church-Theme TV Channel to Search for Souls Nationwide - Paper
Posted on 07/10/2013 2:20:37 AM PDT by kronos77
MOSCOW, July 8 (RIA Novosti) A Russian satellite TV channel devoted to Orthodox Christianity plans to go national to promote its conservative agenda, as part of a Kremlin push to counter the liberal opposition and bolster Russias traditional institutions, a Russian daily reported Monday. Launched in 2005, Spas (Savior) TV has been endorsed by the increasingly powerful Russian Orthodox Church and claims to have an audience of about 10 million households in Russia. But the channel has widely been criticized for its unexciting programming and recycling of old shows. Funded from donations from Orthodox businessmen, it features talk shows and educational programs that have often lambasted Darwinism and maintained that Russia is part of an Orthodox civilization that does not need such Western affectations as liberal democracy, feminism and gay marriage. The channel has filed an application with Roskomnadzor, the government body that distributes television frequencies, to become part of a nationwide set of digital television channels, the Kommersant daily reported Monday. Spas TV will be reformatted technologically and thematically to attract a wider audience, the channels director general Boris Kostenko told the paper
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Once again, a case of th Russians getting it right, while America wallows in a morass of moral decline.