Radio Liberty's Leadership Does Not Comment On Sacking Savik Shuster From The Post Of The Director Of The Station's Moscow Office

The headquarters of the Radio Liberty in Washington refuses to comment in any way on dismissing Savik Shuster from the post of the director of the radiostation's Moscow office, including the very fact of his sacking from this post. At the present time we do not have any comments, a spokesman for the company's public relations department said on Tuesday. We do not discuss personnel questions, he added. As has already been reported, in an interview given to RIA Novosti on Wednesday, Savik Shuster himself confirmed the information of his dismissal from the post of the director of Radio Liberty's Moscow office. He explained that the cause of his sacking was his agreement to remain on the Third Half soccer show on the NTV, headed by the new leadership. According to the available data, the decision of dismissing Savik Shuster from the post of the director of Radio Liberty's Moscow office was accepted outside Russia by the radio station's leadership. The head of the station's Russian service, Mario Corti, arrived in Moscow on Wednesday from Prague where the radio station's headquarters is located. In an interview given to RIA Novosti he also refused to comment on Shuster's dismissal from the post of the director of the Moscow office and said that his visit to Moscow was prearranged. -O- (kos/lio) 11/05/01 10:08