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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Moscow Guardian Set to Close

The Moscow Guardian will go out of business after its last issue Friday ending 2 1/2 years as a weekly English-language publication, staffers said Thursday.

The magazine's publisher, the Commersant Publishing House, which also publishes the Commersant Daily newspaper, plans to incorporate some elements of the Guardian into a redesigned new magazine that is scheduled to be launched next year, said Julie Strokiye, the Guardian's office coordinator.

"We want to make a more interesting magazine for a larger audience, not only about Moscow", she said.

In the new publication, which has yet to be named, the publisher will merge both the Guardian and Commersant's English-language business magazine, according to another Guardian staffer.