BBC launches Russian news app

The BBC has launched a new Russian language news app for iPhones.

The BBC Russian App offers content from the website, including breaking news stories and video reports. The app can be personalised to focus on specific news areas including Russian news, world news, UK news, business, sport, society, multimedia and science and technology. It also offers offline access to the top three stories from each category. Video content is accessible over WiFi and 3G networks.

James Montgomery, controller of digital and technology, BBC Global News said, “We are delighted to be launching this app for Russian speakers who want to use and share our news on the go with their iPhone or iPod touch, giving them access to a wealth of news content in the way that works best for them.”

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