Review of "Broadcasts from abroad in the Russian language" Handbook.
The 13h edition.

This new edition of the handbook includes as usual full details about broadcasts in summer season of ALL radio stations outside Russia which have programs in Russian and can be picked up in Russia. We also included summer schedule of "The Voice of Russia".
The whole information divided into sections according to the name of the country of the station. In each section information is settled down in the following order:
 - country name;
 - station name;
 - station addresses, phone and fax numbers of Russian services, Internet addresses;
 - frequency schedule including UTC & MSK time, power and location of transmitters, direction of the broadcast;
 - satellite relays and local relays if exists;
 - program guide with description of the programs;
 - additional information including QSL-policy, station publications, short history of the station etc.
Here the list of stations included in the 13th edition of the Handbook:
Voice of Azerbaidjan and Radio Azerbaidjan, KNLS (Alaska), KICY (Alaska), Voice of Armenia, Radiostation Belarus, Radio Bulgaria, Radio Vatican, BBC, Radio Budapest, Voice of Vietnam, Deutsche Welle, Voice of Greece, Radio Georgia, Radio of Republic of Abkhasia (Georgia), KSDA (Guam) (including relays of Adventist World Radio via Julich), Radio Cairo, Kol Israel, All Indian Radio, Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran, Radio Exterior de Espana, RAI International (Italy), IRRS (Italy), Kazakh Radio and Kanal "Eurasia" (overseas broadcasting of Kazakh Radio), RCI (Canada), Kirgiz Radio, China Radio International, Radio Taipei International (Republic of Taiwan), Central Korean Radio (No. Korea), Radio Korea International (So. Korea), HLAZ (So. Korea), Latvian Radio, Voice of Hope (Lebanon), Voice of the Great Arab Homeland (Libya), Radio Vilnius, KFBS (No. Mariana Isl.), KHBI (No. Mariana Isl.), Radio Moldova International, Radio Pridnestrovie (Moldavia), TWR (Monaco), Voice of Mongolia, Radio Pakistan, Polish Radio, Radio Romania International, Radiostation of Syrian Arab Republic, Radio Slovakia International, Voice of America, United Nations Radio (USA), World Harvest Radio – WHRI (USA), WSHB (USA), WWCR (USA), WYFR (USA), Tadjik Radio, Turkmenian Radio, Voice of Turkey, Ukrainian Radio, Radio Veritas Asia (Philippines), Yuleysradio (Finland), Radio France International, Radio Liberty, Radio Sweden, Voice of the Andes, Estonian Radio, Radio Yugoslavia, NHK World (Japan), Voice of Russia.
This issue also has the following sections:
 - list of language teaching programs;
 - list of listeners letters review programs;
 - list of DX-programs;
 - time schema of broadcasting.
Here is the summary of changes in the Russian language broadcasting during the last several months. From January, 1 Radiostation Belarus began its programs in several languages including Russian using very complicated schedule. Also from January, 1 HCJB began relays via Skelton using the name "Voice from the Mountain". Voice of Orthodox is not relayed on short wave anymore. Six stations increased its broadcasts: Voice of Vietnam added one broadcast via Russia’s transmitter in Serpukhov, Radio Slovakia International added one repetition of its first program, Radio Taipei International (former Voice of Free China) has now two 55 minutes programs, Yuleisradio added morning 15 minutes of news, Radio France International has now 30 minutes programs in the morning and in the afternoon plus 56 minutes in the evening, Radio Japan instead of 5 one hour programs broadcasts now 6 half an hour and 2 twenty minutes programs.

For more details about this Handbook please write to the following address:
Russia, 125581 Moscow A-581, P.O.Box 65, Vadim Alexeew. Via Internet:

You may order a copy for 12 IRCs (or 14 IRCs airmail) using the same address.