The Russian government has blocked several Russian Web sites noted for their criticism of President Vladimir Putin and his government.
Russian Internet service providers were ordered Thursday to cut off access to a handful of sites, including those of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and famed chess champion Garry Kasparov, who runs opposition information site kasparov.ru. The order came down from the prosecutor general's office, according to a statement by state regulator Roskomnadzo (Google translation).
"These sites contain incitement to illegal activity and participation in public events held in violation of the established order," the agency said. … Read more