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Radio Moscow was the official international broadcasting station of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. It began broadcasting in 1923 and continued to broadcast until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Its primary function was to broadcast pro-Soviet propaganda. The service continues to broadcast today as the Voice of Russia.

At its peak, Radio Moscow broadcast in over 50 languages using transmitters in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and Cuba.

In the 1980s its English language service was renamed Radio Moscow World Service in imitation of the BBC World Service. After the fall of the USSR in the 1990s it was renamed the World Service of the Voice of Russia.

Its interval signal was Moscow Nights, played on chimess.

It was Radio Moscow that gave Margaret Thatcher the nickname "The Iron Lady".

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