Is No More

Collapsing under pressure from the US and the possibility of scraping any chance that Russia has to join the WTO, music download site has closed up shop. Customers were greeted with your typical “site is down for maintenance” message, but a former employee has spilled the beans and confirmed its closure.

The ‘nail in the coffin’ came from Visa and MasterCard in January when both credit companies declared that they would no longer process transactions to the Russian site. MediaServices,’s parent company, is already back in business with The site is a virtual clone of the now defunct and tracks are 15 cents each.

Russia shuts down [Times Online UK]