World Bulletin/News Desk
Russia plans to establish a new Islamic television channel for the country’s Muslims in August, RFE/RL reported.
The deputy chairman of the Russian Muslim’s Religious Directorate for European Regions, Damir Mukhitdinov, told RFE/RL that the new channel’s name will be Al-TV.
He said it would be dedicated to broadcasting in the Russian language about Islamic topics for Russia’s Muslim population.
A public religious council consisting of leading Kremlin-backed Islamic clerics will oversee the channel’s activities.