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Last independent Russian TV station plays 'Swan Lake' before it was blocked

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TV Rain is one of the last remaining liberal media outlets in the country. Russia ordered that TV Rain and radio station Ekho Moskvy be shut down for spreading false information. TV Rain's last broadcast ended with a group shot of its staff leaving the office. Russian state TV had famously played the ballet on a loop on Soviet channels.
5 months ago·Moscow, Russian Federation

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Last independent Russian TV station plays 'Swan Lake' before it was blocked

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