Savik Shuster Removed From The Post Of Director Of The Moscow Bureau Of Radio Liberty

Savik Shuster has been removed from the post of director of the Moscow bureau of Radio Liberty. In a conversation with the RIA Novosti correspondent on Wednesday Shuster confirmed this information, explaining that his consent to continue anchoring the Third Time programme on NTV which is headed by the new management is the cause of his removal. As RIA Novosti has learnt from informed sources, entry into the premise of the radio station has also been forbidden to Shuster. Director of the Russian service of Radio Liberty Mario Corti arrived in Moscow on Wednesday from Prague where the radio station is headquartered. In an interview with RIA Novosti he refused to comment on the information about Shuster's removal from the post of director of the Moscow bureau and stated that his visit to Moscow "is a planned one". For his part, editor of the information programmes of Liberty's Russian service Pyotr Vail told the RIA Novosti correspondent in the Czech capital that he cannot "either confirm, or disprove" the information about Savik Shuster's removal.

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