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2012-07-12 13:49:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russian parliament yesterday unanimously decided to adopt a bill which allows them to exercise a greater control over the Internet. Now, many Russians are worried this is just the first step to widespread censorship by the Russian government. Only one man stands between this bill and the law: Russia´s president, Vladimir Putin. Similar to the Internet protests which occurred when the U.S. Government voted on bills SOPA...

2008-08-12 12:00:56

The Russian Federal Service for Supervision in Communications and Mass Communications has warned the editors of Russian mass media that they have "to observe legislation on preventing the spreading of extremist reports", the ITAR-TASS news agency reported on 12 August. The Russian Union of Journalists also called on correspondents covering the South Ossetian conflict to be more restrained in their reports, the RIA Novosti news agency said on 11 August. The federal service reminded the...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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