After almost 55 years, the Baltimore Sun has closed its Moscow bureau. No news from the land of Putin is apparently good news! Brave hero Sun reporter Erika Niedowski filed one last story, now leaked online, about the shuttering of the bureau, but, not surprisingly, it did not make it into the paper. That's okay, nothing going on over there anyhow! Photo: The National Bolshevik Party protests outside the Central Election Commission HQ in Moscow earlier this month. Their leader described the recent elections as "the most unfair and dirtiest in the whole history of modern Russia." Misha Japaridze for AP.

Baltimore Sun closes its Moscow bureau [Romenesko]