On reasons for the silence, which has particularly affected Russia’s three main television networks, the journalist and political commentator Yulia Latynina expressed the view that “This is a fairly key milestone, which undoubtedly alters the image of Russia in the outside world."
The lack of television coverage came as no shock to Ekho Moskvy’s editor-in-chief, Alexei Venediktov.
“It’s not at all surprising that there’s silence on television, it’s understandable,” he told listeners to his phone-in programme on Sunday.
The launch of an investigation by British police had led to “confusion” in the Russian authorities, he said.
(Hat tip: LN)