Globe’s Moscow bureau closed

“Quietly, The Globe and Mail has shut down the Moscow bureau it opened in 1986,” Twittered Globe and Mail East Asia correspondent Mark MacKinnon. “Lights finally went out at Kaluzhskaya Ploschad on Nov 1.”

Lawrence Martin’s Remembrance Day column for the Globe, about reporting on glasnost in Russia — and the opening of that Moscow bureau, is here.

Is it just me, or is the closure of a Moscow bureau worthy of more than a Tweet?