AIST TV of Russia has confirmed to Eurovoix-World.com that they will not be debuting at the ABU TV Song Festival 2015.
AIST TV is an associate member of the ABU based in Irkutsk, and is one of the few non-state owned broadcasters in the Russian Federation. Russia has never participated in the ABU TV Song Festivalmsince its launch in 2012.
To date a total of six countries are confirmed for the event in Istanbul, Turkey.
Source: AIST TV