Entire Staff Of Russian TV Channel Resigns Live On-Air Saying ‘No To War’

New Delhi: The entire staff of TV Rain – among Russia’s few independent television channels resigned on live television after an order to suspend operations due to the organisation’s coverage of the Ukraine crisis.

They said “no to war” in their final telecast.

The channel issued a statement saying that it had suspended operations indefinitely. The channel telecasted Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake as a mark of protest. The move was a reference to August 1991, when Soviet TV stations showed the ballet performance instead of the civil unrest that had broken out in the country, The Indian Express reported.

On Thursday, the network’s CEO, Natalia Sindeyeva, wrote on social media, “We need strength to exhale and understand how to work further. We really hope that we will return to the air and continue our work,” Al Jazeera reported.

The moment has gone viral on social media with many people posting the mass resignation.

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