The independent Russian radio station "Ekho Moskvy" said it has been informed of an unscheduled inspection by the prosecutor's office.
The station's deputy chief editor Sergei Buntman said on October 21, "We received a document dated from yesterday (October 20) that said the main directorate of the Emergency Situation's Ministry" had requested the prosecutor's office to conduct an inspection of the radio station.
Buntman said according to the document, the inspection would start on October 22 and last for 20 working days.
"Taking into consideration days off, that means almost a month," Buntman said, and he added that the inspection should not affect the activities of the station.
Buntman said, "Of course questions arise about why this decision is taken so suddenly."
"Echo Moskvy" posted a copy of the document the radio station received that indicated the inspection was meant to determine if the station was in compliance with fire safety laws.
Based on reporting by "Ekho Moskvy" and Interfax