Independent TV Rain, suspended by the Russian Government for displaying “banned” content material the place they referred to the battle in Ukraine as a “war”, was broadcast for the ultimate time.
The channel’s staff, during it is ultimate YouTube live stream, advised 1000’s of paid subscribers concerning the suspension and ended the stream with the phrases “no war”.
The staff silently left the studio whereas the broadcast ended with a clip of Swan Lake, referring to the panicked second in 1991 the place Soviet TV stations confirmed the ballet as an alternative of live civil unrest breaking out within the nation.
On Tuesday, a restriction order was issued by the Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office, stopping Russians from accessing TV Rain and a radio station known as the Echo of Moscow, whereas accusing them of “purposeful and systematic” posting of “information calling for extremist and violent acts”.
It shouldn’t be but recognized when TV Rain or Echo of Moscow will return.