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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

radio mayak muted

MOSCOW () -- Radio Mayak, once an omnipresent voice in Moscow, broadcasting day and night, has fallen victim to government cutbacks.

The popular news and music show's nighttime broadcasting was cancelled Monday as part of cutbacks of state-financed radio programming by the Russian government, Communications Ministry officials said.

Along with Mayak, the Youth Channel and other programs were due to go off the air at 1 A.M.