Translated from French:
The USAGM, the American Media Agency, which manages the Voice of America and the stations of the Radio Free Europe group, is making a strong return for its Radio Svoboda broadcasts to Russia.
The programs in Russian have been broadcasted by three broadcasters on medium waves since this April:
On 1386 kHz via Viesintos transmitter in Lithuania from 18:30 to 21:00 UTC. The transmitter is a Nautel NX-300 and the antenna is omnidirectional, allowing coverage for the Baltic States, Belarus and the western part of Russia.
On 864 kHz via Gavar transmitter in Armenia 14:30 to 15:30 UTC. With a power of 500 and 1000 kw the transmitter covers southern Russia and the Caucasus. A very direct Zarya antenna is present on the site, but I don’t know if it is reversible to point north
On 1035 kHz via Tartu Estonia from 18:00-19:00 UTC. The transmitter has a power of 200 kW, which allows additional coverage of the Baltic countries, Saint Petersburg and Novgorod region.
It should be remembered that after the fall of the Iron Curtain, American stations had a medium wave transmitter in Kurkino, in the nearby northwestern suburbs of Moscow. The license has been withdrawn by the authorities.
The USAGM must regret giving up the broadcasting center it shared with France Media Monde on the island of Cyprus!
As a reminder, Russia, too, has restored medium-wave transmitters to cover Ukraine and other ex-Soviet European countries.
Radio Magazine FB group (2023-04-08)