Ukrainian Radio Stations Will Be Obliged to Play the National Anthem Twice a Day


Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

9th June, 2016


The head of the National television and radio broadcasting council of Ukraine Yuri Artemenko made radio stations in the country play the Ukrainian anthem daily.

Artemenko wrote about this on his page on Facebook. 

He noted that submitting the corresponding proposal to the radio committee “unifies the most powerful radio stations of Ukraine.” According to the Chairman of the National television and radio broadcasting council, the Ukrainian national anthem should be run on the air in the mornings and evenings.

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“As far as I know, the radio committee unanimously supported the proposal and plans to present it tomorrow after this release. Insider information,” writes Artemenko.

He also expressed hope that this initiative will be supported and implement by the broadcasters.

“I dream of a time when every citizen will be very proud of their country, whether it’s our Ukraine or the United States. The national anthem is played by the radio, and people are waving blue–yellow flags in their yards,” said the head of the national council.

According to him, the Soviet Union in this regard was “not so bad” — the Communist party educated its citizens in the spirit of loyalty to the state and people”.

“Every day state radio began and ended with the national anthem of the USSR. So it brought patriotism,” emphasizes Artemenko.

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