Posts Tagged ‘censorship’

  1. Theatrical censorship: feeling like 1983 yet?


    March 31, 2015 by AK

    This is shameful and sad. Russian theater seems to be going through a golden age but artistic censorship can quickly put an end to it. Timofey Kuliabin, principal director at the Red Torch drama theater in Novosibirsk, is one of the younger contributors to this renaissance, well respected for his stagings despite his relative youth. The Kremlin is probably thinking …
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  2. More opposition sites blocked in Russia


    March 13, 2014 by AK

    Andrey Lugovoy, the man wanted in the UK in connection with the Litvinenko murder, has not only been elected to the Duma but has co-sponsored a bill allowing the prosecutor’s office to block “extremist” sites without waiting for a court order. Today, the prosecutor general office has blacklisted a number of opposition sites, including, …
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  3. Anti-gay bill: another stick for the Russian media


    June 11, 2013 by AK

    As Russia-watchers probably know, the Duma is about to pass a bill outlawing “homosexual propaganda among minors.” It was originally modeled on the St. Petersburg city law sponsored by a village idiot called Vitaly Milonov, with whom Stephen Fry had a discussion of sorts back in March. It turns out the Duma’s version has been …
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  4. Banning anonymizing software, revisited


    June 8, 2013 by AK

    Assorted KGB scum wants to ban anonymizing software in Russia, again (I mentioned this disgusting idea back in September 2012; this link is in Russian, courtesy of the great Russian blogger Denis Yatsutko). On the one hand, all such bans can be circumvented; on the other, the very idea is sickening and makes one want to escape …
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  5. Russia to outlaw anonymizing software! I’m not joking


    September 28, 2012 by AK

    As you may have heard, the Russian Duma has passed a law which lets a government agency to arbitrarily block internet sites for “extremism”, “information harmful to minors” and so on – basically for anything they don’t like. This piece of legislation (if it may be called so – passed by an bunch of unelected, …
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