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RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service Enters The Record Books

It's official!
RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, Radio Svoboda, has officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records for participating in the longest television talk show ever.

From August 23-25, Ukraine's leading news channel, “Channel 5,” broadcast “Ukrainian Independence,” a news-talk program for a record-breaking 52 hours. Two of those hours featured Radio Svoboda's own, Irena Shtogrin.
Radio Svoboda's certificate of recognition from Guiness
Radio Svoboda's certificate of recognition from Guiness

The effort was done in connection with the 20th anniversary of Ukrainian independence.

As a result, Radio Svoboda was honored with a certificate of participation by Guinness World Records, which follows and collects record-breaking achievements around the world.

Shtogrin, an RFE/RL correspondent based in Kiev, represented RFE/RL and discussed topics related to Ukrainian politics and the education system in Ukraine.

- Deana Kjuka