Starting from 10 November, 2011, foreign and foreign-controlled entities will not be allowed to become the founder of a radio channel or acquire over 50% of shares in a radio channel which broadcasts over more one half or more of the territorial subjects of Russia or over the territory on which one half or more of Russia’s population resides.

Earlier, such restriction applied only to television channels, but has now been extended to include radio channels as well.

Licenses for radio- and television-broadcasting will not be issued or renewed to companies which do not meet the above restriction.