Slovo Kyrgyzstana and Rossiyskaya Gazeta Sign a Cooperation Agreement

20 April 2023

On April 18, Rossiyskaya Gazeta and Slovo Kyrgyzstana publishing house signed an agreement on information exchange. The agreement was signed by director of Rossiyskaya Gazeta Pavel Negoitsa and editor-in-chief of Slovo Kyrgyzstana Tamara Slasheva at a meeting in Bishkek.

The representative of the Kyrgyz publishing house noted the following: “For us, this project is important in terms of cultural and professional exchange. This year the CIS celebrates the Year of Support for the Russian Language, and by sending our materials to the Russian media, we will be able to show by our own example that Russian remains the official language, that it is used, that it remains the language of interethnic communication. The second point is that many of our fellow countrymen reside in Russia and work there.  And it will be very important for them to read something about their home through a Russian newspaper, on Russian sites.”

The agreement provides the exchange of content and publications, the organization of major joint media events. Kyrgyz journalists will be able to post their materials in Rossiyskaya Gazeta and create joint projects with colleagues from the Russian Federation. It also provides the exchange of materials from video and photo archives, joint live broadcasts.

The relevance of cooperation between publishers was emphasized by the director of RG Pavel Negoitsa: “I want to say that we need to pay more attention to what is happening with neighbours and partners.  Should these developments be at the center of our attention? I think so”.

At the moment, more than 640 regional media outlets in 70 regions of the Russian Federation cooperate with Rossiyskaya Gazeta. 10 international partners also joined the content partnership project, including media resources from China and Kazakhstan. Partners receive and reprint Rossiyskaya Gazeta’s materials free of charge on their resources. In addition, RG has experience of interacting with 33 countries through the Russia Above the Headlines project – from the USA and Europe to Japan and Korea.

Photo source: Aglaya Kovaleva