Russia's 2x2 takes toon act on road

Controversial cartoon net aiming for 100 cities

KIEV, Ukraine -- Russian cartoon channel 2x2, which recently came under attack for airing allegedly "extremist" animated series including "South Park," plans to go national in 2009.

Following the extension of its license last week, the channel, which is available free-to-air and via cable in Moscow and St. Petersburg, is in negotiations with cable operators in about 100 Russian cities.