Voice of Russia, transmitting from Samara, was logged on 18 October 2012. A German language broadcast of magazine reports and news was observed from 10.05 to 11.00 UTC on 15.700 kHz. Reception (SINPO) was 34342 -- fair signal with atmospheric noise and slight fading. Despite these conditions, audio was clear.
A reception report was emailed to VOR's German and English language sections on the same day. On 22 October 2012, Elena Osipova in the Letters Department of the World Service of the Voice of Russia sent this email message: "Your reception report of October 18th has been checked and found to be correct. A QSL card verifying it will be sent to you by the regular mail." QSL card arrived in the mail on 30 November 2012. VOR sent another QSL card on 13 December 2012, which unfortunately stated the wrong frequency and transmitter site.