C2322R stopped flashing

Clement Drolet (76266.2530@compuserve.com)
17 Mar 96 16:05:32 EST

On Sun Mar 17th 00h06 UT I observed Cosmos 2322 r for the first time
since Jan 15th when it was flashing with a .5 sec period. To my
greatest surprise this satellite was not flashing anymore!

Can anyone confirm this observation? How can a satellite stop so
fast after flashing madly for more than a month?