Photo Gallery: Russia's Ministry of Media Defense 08/13/2013
 In late 2005, Russia launched the international satellite news channel Russia...
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In late 2005, Russia launched the international satellite news channel Russia Today, or RT. It is already more successful than all other foreign broadcast stations available in major US cities, such as San Francisco, Chicago and New York. In Washington, 13 times as many people watch the Russian program as those that tune into Deutsche Welle, Germany's public international broadcaster. It has broadcasting operations in English, Spanish and Arabic. Here, Russian President Vladimir Putin visits a studio complex in Moscow in June 2013.