VOA To Station Full-time Correspondent In Moscow
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Voice of America, the U.S. government’s overseas broadcast service, for the first time will be allowed to station a full-time correspondent in Moscow, officials announced Wednesday.
Charles Z. Wick, head of the U.S. Information Agency that runs VOA, announced in Moscow that Andre de Nesnera would be the correspondent, said Beth Knisley, an agency spokeswoman in Washington.
Wick’s partner in joint U.S.-Soviet information talks, Valentin Falin, said de Nesnera could begin working immediately, Knisely said. Falin is head of the semi-official Soviet news agency Novosti.
For years, the Kremlin lambasted VOA as a ″hostile voice″ and tried to jam its broadcasts into the Soviet Union. Although the Soviets have stopped jamming VOA, they continue to jam two other U.S.-government funded radio stations, Radio Liberty, which broadcasts to the Soviet Union, and Radio Free Europe, which broadcasts to Eastern Europe.