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Putin Signs Internet Blacklist Law

A new law signed today by Vladimir Putin marks a step towards introducing censorship of the Russian internet.

Jul 30, 2012 | Continued
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Duma Bill Would Re-Criminalize “Libel”

The decriminalization of libel that was passed under Dmitri Medvedev’s presidency could be revoked if a new Duma bill is passed; analysts speculate that the bill is directed at Oleg Orlov and Aleksei Navalny in particular.

Jul 7, 2012 | Continued
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Posner: United Russia Summit Recalls Soviet Stagnation

Vladimir Posner condemned a unanimous vote at the United Russia party congress as reminiscent of Communist Party congresses during Soviet stagnation.

May 29, 2012 | Continued
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Russia to Monitor Online Media for ‘Extremism’

The Russian Internal Ministry has announced plans to open specialized centers to monitor online media for “extremism,” which is likely to result in an increase of censorship on news websites critical of the Kremlin.

Mar 31, 2012 | Continued
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Scathing Putin/Simpsons Remix Goes Viral

A two-minute animated mashup based on ‘The Simpsons’ critiques Putin’s twelve years in power and provides a sobering look of what the next twelve have in store.

Mar 13, 2012 | Continued
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Actress Allegedly Blackmailed into Endorsing Putin

As Vladimir Putin dominates the Russian airwaves in the run-up to March 5 presidential elections, reports are surfacing that one popular actress has been blackmailed into endorsing him.

Feb 18, 2012 | Continued
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Posner Threatens to Cancel Show Over Censorship

TV host Vladimir Posner says he might cancel his show if state-owned Channel One subjects him to any more censorship – most recently involving opposition blogger Aleksei Navalny.

Feb 8, 2012 | Continued
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Culture Ministry Bill Would Ban Movies About ‘Extremists’

New draft legislation by the Russian Culture Ministry threatens to ban any movie that can be construed as to contain material that even so much as discusses “extremist” material or organizations.

Nov 26, 2011 | Continued
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Studio 360 Features Russian Anarchist Artists

In the wake of the news about Putin’s coming return to the presidency, Studio 360 has featured a story on the Russian anarchist art groups Voina and Monolog.

Oct 2, 2011 | Continued
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Taiwanese Animation Rips Into Putin’s Presidential Plans

A Taiwanese media company has produced an animated video clip showcasing the sham democratic process in Russia with Putin’s decision to return to the presidency.

Sep 27, 2011 | Continued