The independently-produced Russian-language community news website and program has discontinued work for two contract salespeople and will likely have to discontinue contracts for its video editor, cameraperson, correspondent and senior editor by the end of May without supports, according to its producer. It has cut back online services, such as weekly advertiser-supported newsletter, now distributing biweekly. It has also implemented a cheaper web infrastructure and is considering shutting down its weekly 30-minute television program, which is aired by OMNI.
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