THE DECREE of the President of Russian Federation from 04.08.97 N 823
"About PERFECTING a STRUCTURE of STATE BROADCASTING In Russian Federation"
Source: "Rossiyskaya Gazeta", N 150, 06.08.97

August 4, 1997 N 823


THE DECREE
THE PRESIDENT of Russian Federation
About PERFECTING a STRUCTURE of STATE BROADCASTINGS In Russian Federation

With the purposes of increase of an overall performance of all-Russian state broadcasting in conditions of deficiency of means directed on its financing, and also taking into account necessity of maintenance of the constitutional right of the citizens on free deriving of an information, enacting:
1. To approve of the offers of Government of Russian Federation: about liquidation of an all-Russian radio station "Radio-1"; about reorganization of the state enterprise "Radio Station "Mayak" (further is referred to as radio station "Mayak ") and all-Russian radio station "Yunost - Molodezhniy kanal " (further is referred to as radio station "Yunost ") by their confluence and formation on their basis of the federal state unitary enterprise based on the right of economic management, - all-Russian state broadcasting company "Mayak ".
2. Government of Russian Federation is:
  to supply realization of measures connected to liquidation of the all-Russian radio station "Radio-1";
  to create when due hereunder federal state unitary enterprise based on the right of economic management, - the all-Russian state broadcasting company "Mayak" (further is referred to as broadcasting company "Mayak"), by supplying its financing in a 1997 in volumes of appropriations, stipulated by the Federal law "On the federal budget for a 1997 " for reorganized radio stations "Mayak" and "Yunost";
  to save behind the broadcasting company "Mayak" a network used by radio stations "Mayak" and "Yunost";
  to consider a possibility of expansion of a network distribution of radio programs "Radio Rossii" of the All-Russia state
television and broadcasting company, broadcasting company "Mayak" and radio stations "Orfey" at the expense of a network of a liquidated all-Russian radio station "Radio-1".
3. To establish the following distribution of radio programs on channels in 3-program radiotransmitting cable nets on territory of
Russian Federation:
 I program - "Radio Rossii" of the All-Russia state television and  broadcasting company;
 II program - broadcasting company "Mayak";
 III program - state regional teleradiocompany together with non-governoment broadcasters.
4. To government of Russian Federation to reduce the normative legal acts in the correspondence with the present Decree.
5. Main state - legal management of the President of Russian Federation in a month's time to present the offers on modification and additions to acts of the President of Russian Federation in the correspondence with the present Decree.
6. The present Decree inures from the date of its official publication.

The president of Russian Federation  B.Yeltsin
Moscow, Kremlin
August 4, 1997 N 823