Astrakhan region

Regional authorities policy and priorities

Mass media in national minorities’ languages. The newspaper “Ak Arna’ in the Kazakh language, the newspaper “Idel” as a publication of the regional Tatar national cultural society “Duslyk” and a publication in German are issued in the region (http://www.openweb.ru/p-z/Ku/v-o23081999.htm ).

The regional radio and TV broadcast the programs in the Tatar, Kazakh and Nogay languages (http://www.adm.astranet.ru/doc/13.htm).

Annually the TV Radio Company “Lotos” carries broadcasting for 777 hours (the data of 1997), including 39,5 hours in national languages. The radio broadcasting makes up 646,5 hours, including 48 hours in national languages. There are regular programs in Russian, Tatar, Nogay, and Kazakh.