All Posts Tagged With: "internet"

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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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Russian Authorities Cut Access to LiveJournal Over Political Blog

Residents of Bashkortostan, a central-southern Russian region, found their access to the popular LiveJournal blogging website blocked Tuesday, after a court ordered an opposition blog to stop publishing.

Jun 24, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Deputies Try to Ban LOLspeak

Russian lawmakers are working on new measures to combat the spread of internet-slang into daily life.

May 2, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Blogger Gets Probation for Anti-Christian Speech

A Russian blogger from the Republic of Tatarstan was sentenced to 1.5 years probation for inciting hatred and enmity against the Russian Orthodox faith in his web journal.

Apr 28, 2009 | Continued
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Online News Agency May Be Closed Over Forum Comments

The information portal is in danger of being closed after investigators found extremism in comments left on its online forum.

Apr 24, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Activist Gets 15 Days in Jail for Cursing on the Internet

Denis Styazhkin, a leader of a the Left Front movement in Krasnoyarsk, was given 15 days arrest over an image he posted to a popular online social networking site.

Dec 6, 2008 | Continued
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The Great Russian Firewall?

RUSSOFT, an association of the largest software companies in Russia, the Ukraine and Belarus, have proposed a plan to separate the Russian internet from the rest of the world.

Oct 27, 2008 | Continued
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Slain Opposition Leader Explains (video)

Magomed Yevloyev, an opposition leader from Ingushetia who was killed in police custody, presented at the FINROSFORUM 2008 in June, describing the immense pressure on independent news media in Russia. Translation and subtitles by

Sep 5, 2008 | Continued
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Criminal Case Launched Against Russian Opposition Blogger

Authorities in Russia’s Kemerovo oblast have launched a criminal investigation against Dmitri Solovyov, an opposition activist with the Oborona Youth Movement, for entries in his LiveJournal blog.

Aug 18, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Man Sentenced Over Online Forum Comment

A regional court in Russia’s Krasnodar Krai has sentenced an area man to 150 hours of community service for comments he left on a local internet forum.

Jul 30, 2008 | Continued