St. Pete's main English-language newspaper suspends operation

The English-language newspaper The St. Petersburg Times, which is published in St. Petersburg, has to suspended publication due to the difficult economic situation, the paper's editor Simon Patterson told Interfax on Monday.

The English-language newspaper The St. Petersburg Times, which is published in St. Petersburg, has to suspended publication due to the difficult economic situation, the paper's editor Simon Patterson told Interfax on Monday.

Patterson said he cannot confirm the information about the paper's closure, but said the paper's editorial board will suspend work in January and the staff will go on paid vacations. He said he does not know what will happen after January.

Patterson said the publication of the paper will be suspended due to the worsening of the economic situation in Russia.

The paper's official website will continue to function, Patterson said.

The weekly paper The St. Petersburg Times has been published in St. Petersburg since 1993. The paper, which has 24 pages, publishes local, federal and international news, as well as reports on art, culture and entertainment. The paper's editorial board estimated the paper's weekly readership at 20,000 people.

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