As mentioned here, CNN has obtained a ten year license to broadcast in Russia. And after four months of CNN not airing in Russia, today, a Turner Broadcasting spokesman confirmed that CNN resumed distribution in Russia.
Vladimir Kozlov of THR reports:
On Wednesday April 29, CNN International returned to Russia after a four-month break and is now available to subscribers of the major satellite operator Trikolor TV.
Trikolor, which previously didn’t offer CNN International to its users, announced the addition of the network to its offerings on its web site, stressing that Trikolor viewers are getting access to the network just weeks before CNN is to celebrate its 35th anniversary on the air.
The Russian news agency TASS quoted a spokesperson for Turner Broadcasting as confirming that CNN International resumed distribution in Russia and is available on Trikolor without commercials to comply with the Russian legislation.