IAAF approves application of three Russians to compete as neutral athletesSport February 24, 1:43
US lawmakers present no evidence of Russia’s interference in US election - Russian MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:42
Russia to continue strengthen its Armed Forces - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:37
4,000 Russian nationals fight among militants in Syria - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:31
Opposition’s demand of Assad’s immediate resignation absurd - Russian envoy to GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 16:34
Moscow celebrates Defender of the Fatherland DaySociety & Culture February 23, 16:19
ISS astronauts capture Dragon with manipulatorScience & Space February 23, 14:36
Vitaly Churkin’s body delivered to RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 12:30
Ukrainian military shell Donetsk water purification plantWorld February 23, 11:45
VILNIUS, October 7. /TASS/. Lithuania’s parliament on Tuesday refused to consider President Dalia Grybauskaite’s initiative to cut broadcasting in the Russian language by two thirds to ensure that at least 90% of re-broadcasted television programmes are in the official languages of the European Union.
According to opponents of the presidential initiative, this move when realized will actually mean introduction of censorship and will violate the right to free information distribution. “It seems that we look upon our citizens as people who have no critical faculty and cannot tell a lie from the truth,” lawmaker Birute Vesaite said. Moreover, such measure are pointless in the ear of the internet and satellite television, opponents say.
Russian television channels are not re-broadcasted on national television in Lithuania. They are available in cable networks. The prohibitive amendments targeted these cable networks and those who have access to satellite television.