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Voice of Russia Shuts DC Bureau

Facing legal problems, the Russian government-funded radio network — the Voice of Russia — has fired its Washington bureau staff and closed the office. The shutdown happened Monday, amid allegations of tax fraud and claims of racial discrimination at the network. Alexei Iazlovsky, the head of the VOR's U.S. operations, pleaded guilty last year to tax fraud and will be sentenced later this year. VOR's employment practices also have attracted attention from the IRS and the...

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