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Russia's Communist Party Receives License For TV Broadcasting

Russian Communist Part leader Genady Zyuganov (holding flowers) at a May Day rally in Moscow in May 2013.

The Russian Communist Party's "Red Line" television channel has received a license for broadcasting.

Party leader Gennady Zyuganov made the announcement on October 18 and said the channel would soon start broadcasting "all over Russia."

Red Line already posts broadcasts on the Internet.

A statement on the channel's website said, "Our mission is to become a source of information and a platform for discussions among smart, thinking people, who are not indifferent to the ways Russia and the world are developing."

The channel said it would be airing documentary films, special reports, political talk shows, and interviews with scholars, politicians, economists and public figures who "for various reasons have been blocked from access to federal channels."

Based on reporting by TASS and Interfax