Thursday, March 13, 2014

Russia Blocks Independent News Sites

Russia's Internet monitoring agency Roskomnadzor blocked access to several opposition news sites, including,, Also blocked is the blog of prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny. At least some providers block access to the website of the "Ekho Moskvy" radio station. The editor-in-chief of web newes service has been fired. The above comprises virtually all independent Russian media remaining by this time. Also blocked are some privite blogs, such as the blog of prominent writer Boris Akunin, who reproduced a post from Navalny's blog.

UPDATE: Access to Ekho Moskvy and Akunin's sites is restored after they removed copies of Navalny's post

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