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Putin Bans Several Websites Critical Of Regime

From an irony proof Associated Press:

Russia Bans Several Websites Critical of Gov’t

March 13, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) – Russia on Thursday banned several websites notable for their criticism of the government and a blog run by prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny as the Kremlin intensified its crackdown on independent media amid tensions over Ukraine.

The government communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said Grani.ru, Kasparov.ru and Yezhednevny Zhurnal (Daily Journal) have carried incitements to unlawful behavior and participation in unauthorized mass gatherings. It said the ban was requested by the Prosecutor General’s Office and Internet providers are now under instructions to implement the block.

Don’t worry. Such a thing could never happen here.

Unless, of course, you are talking about a YouTube video that "slanders the Prophet of Islam." Then the government will come after you, even if you are an Obama crony like Google is.

Kasparov.ru was run by opposition figure and former chess champion Garry Kasparov. Along with two other websites, it carried scathing criticism of President Vladimir Putin’s government, including its action in Ukraine, where Russian troops have taken control of the Crimean peninsula…

Garry Kasparov is a very a brave man to take Putin on like this. Of course, he is practically a god in Russia. So he might be beloved enough that Putin can’t whack him. Though, who knows?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, March 14th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Putin Bans Several Websites Critical Of Regime”

  1. canary

    Snowden works for the largest web site, so I’m sure he will required to do what Putin tells him. I’m sure he’s spyed on even in the bathroom because he might take one of his several computers in there.

  2. Enemies of America relax ..


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