I got an e-mail from LiveJournal this afternoon.
As has been reported, we had staff cuts at LiveJournal Inc. this week. … The cuts were part of a restructuring that shifted global design and product development to the LiveJournal office in Moscow. Product decisions for the English-language site will still be made in the U.S., and LiveJournal Inc. remains headquartered in San Francisco. You can read more about the reasoning behind the restructuring here.
I have had enough of this. I had hoped the purchase could be reversed by some other, non-Russian company buying out LiveJournal. But the current depression means that nobody has the capital to make such a purchase even if they wanted to. And now only the financial and technical folks remain in the States; all the Web talent for LiveJournal resides in bugger-all-the-world Russia.
After reading this, I closed my account this afternoon. I will have to pull out all the links to the dead blog in my Web pages. I am getting on with my life, and let Живой Журнал rot.