The last head of "the Voice of Russia" is discharged of a position

Andrey Bystritsky

The Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev dismissed Andrey Bystritsky the chairman of Voice of Russia radio station in connection with liquidation of the company. The relevant decree signed on Wednesday, May 14, was published on the official Internet portal of legal information. "To dismiss Bystritsky Andrey Georgiyevich the chairman of federal state budgetary institution the Russian state broadcasting company "Voice of Russia" in connection with liquidation of this institution", – it is spoken in the order text. The decree about elimination of "the Voice of Russia" was signed by Vladimir Putin in December, 2013. The radio station together with RIA Novosti news agency will be included in Russia Today agency structure under the leadership of Dmitry Kiselyov. On the night of April 1, 2014 the Internet broadcasting of radio station stopped the work, and the Russian-speaking site ceased to be updated. Bystritsky directed the state broadcasting company "Voice of Russia" since 2008. Before it held a position of the deputy director general of Federal State Unitary Enterprise VGTRK. In February, 2014 Bystritsky headed faculty of communications, media and design of Higher School of Economics.

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