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Russian CD Pirating

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Russian CD Pirating

Russian CD Pirating

Russian CD Pirating

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Michele Kelemen reports from Moscow that an overwhelming majority of CDs purchased in Russia are illegal copies, sold openly and cheaply at stores and open-air markets. Pirating has taken a heavy toll on Russian musicians. Deprived of income from their recordings, they're almost always on the road, forced to keep to a grueling live performance schedules.