YEREVAN, December 20. /ARKA/. Russia Today, an international news agency that is now being established on the basis of RIA Novosti, will become an independent legal entity before the end of this year, Novosti-Armenia reports referring to RIA Novosti, which on its side, refers to Rospechat’s report.
On December 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to establish an international news agency based on RIA Novosti. The agency will be headed by Dmitry Koselev. The Voice of Russia international radio service will become a part of this agency.
On December 19, the Russian government issued an instruction to include Russia Today in the list of federal unitary organizations affiliated to Rospechat, the federal agency for press and mass communications.
Mikhail Seslavinsky, the head of the agency, said this document will serve as a basis for setting up regulations of the new organization in a few coming days. -0---