CNN to Cease Broadcasting in Russia

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CNN will be off the air in Russia as of January 1.

According to the Russian News Agency “TASS,” no reasons behind the move were given, but the decision comes in the wake of an advertising ban on Russian cable and satellite TV stations.

“Turner International is assessing its distribution options for CNN in Russia in light of recent changes in Russian media legislation,” a Turner spokesperson says. “We are bringing our existing distribution relationships to an end while we do that. We hope to re-enter the market in due course, and will notify our partners of any update about resuming these services.”

CNN’s Moscow bureau remains unaffected.