Russia's first Muslim TV to go on air in August

MOSCOW, July 25. KAZINFORM Russia's first public Muslim TV channel, Al-RTV, will go on air in August, Damir Mukhetdinov, the first deputy chair of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of European Russia said on Wednesday.

The project will be financed through "personal savings of the Al-RTV project's founders, and donations from individuals and businesses," he said.

"Possibly there will also be some state support," Mukhetdinov said, RIA Novosti reports.

The channel will be included in a bundle of satellite channels broadcast by Tricolor TV, Russia's most popular satellite TV operator.

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