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2nd December, 2019

Russian-language radio station to start in Budapes

A Russian-language online music radio station began operations in Hungary on December 1 under the name Dunayska Volna, Danube Wave, Media1 reported on Friday.

The station plays the most popular hits from Hungary and the successor states of the Soviet Union from 1990 to the present day.

It was founded by Igor Kaplan and Richard Thuróczy with the aim of “connecting Russian-speaking people living in Hungary”.

In the past few years, the statement said, the number of native Russian speakers and those who speak Russian as their second language in Hungary has soared, among them Belarussians, Ukrainians, Kazakhs, Azeris, Armenians and Georgians, which have considerable purchasing power for the Hungarian retail and wholesale trade.

The radio station does not plan to concern itself with political subjects but wants to help foreigners understanding Russian to adjust and will outline Hungarian customs, features and events.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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