Hugo Rifkind, The Times, 7 ноября
Boris Grebenshchikov, Damian Kudryavtsev, Ivan Tolstoy, Tatiana Tolstaya. These are names that mean little to us, and less, possibly, to you. In Russia, however, they are a well-known rock star, an editor, a DJ and an author. And are all signatories on a petition delivered to the BBC.
On Saturday, after 19 years, the BBC World Service axed Sevaoborot, the wildly popular (in Russia) show hosted by the wildly popular (in Russia) Seva Novgorodtsev MBE. Media reports in Russia are unanimously aghast.
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