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Twitlonger Is Now Blocked in Russia
The Russian federal media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has blocked the online service Twitlonger, which allows Twitter users to write and post messages longer than 140 characters, on the Russian territory.
Russian Activists Want Google Maps to Hide 'Illegal Content'
Activists from the youth organization of the United Russia ruling political party are going to send an official request to Google with a demand to remove various 'erotic' locations from Google Maps.
It's Shameful to Stop Selling 'Maus' in Russia's Bookstores - Author
Art Spigelman, author of the graphic novel Maus, called a "real shame" the decision of some Russian bookstores to stop selling his Pulitzer prize-winning graphic book about the Holocaust because of a Swastika image on it cover.
Russian Biggest Liberal News Site Editor Removed, Staff Leaves Too
The editor-in-chief of the popular Russian news website was relieved of her post on Wednesday, followed by 39 members of the editorial staff who signed their discharge applications in solidarity with their chief.
Russian Politician Proposes to Jail Journalists for Violence on TV
A Fair Russia fraction MP has proposed a bill that is expected to decrease negative content on Russian TV and to protect people from harmful information.
21 Websites Striked Off Russian Internet Blacklist
Russias telecoms watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has struck 21 entries off its blacklist in three days, the agency reported on Wednesday.
Russian Prosecutors to Probe Scorseses Film for Extremism
Martin Scorseses 1988 film The Last Temptation of Christ has fallen under the suspicion of extremism and can be banned in Russia.
Russian 'Internet Blacklist' Starts Working
On November 1, a special law aimed to protect children from harmful web content the so-called internet blacklist has come into effect.
Apocalyptic Propaganda Can Be Banned in Russian Media
The St. Petersburg lawmaker has proposed a law to limit propaganda about the end of days in local newspapers and television.
No More Itchy and Scratchy in Simpsons for Russian TV
Theyve been killing each other for decades, but Russian censorship managed to hit them at one stroke - famous cat and mouse will be cut from the Simpsons for Russian broadcast.

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