MOSCOW, March 19, /ITAR-TASS/. Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the Russian government’s mouthpiece, has arrived in Crimea. A print shop in the Crimean capital Simferopol printed the daily’s first edition with a circulation of 5,000 copies on Wednesday, the newspaper’s Moscow-based editorial office told Itar-Tass.
Copies of Rossiyskaya Gazeta will be distributed in Simferopol, Sevastopol and Bakhchisaray. Rossiyskaya Gazeta’s weekly edition titled “Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Nedelya” will also come out on the peninsula.
Rossiyskaya Gazeta is planning to open its correspondent office in Simferopol soon.