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All websites connected to Ukraine’s Right Sector blocked in Russia

April 02, 2014, 11:27 UTC+3 SIMFEROPOL
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SIMFEROPOL, April 02. /ITAR-TASS/. All websites connected with Ukraine’s far-right movement Right Sector are blocked in Russia, head of Russian telecommunications watchdog Alexander Zharov said at a meeting with Prime Minister of the Russian Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov in the Crimean capital city on Wednesday.

“We have blocked completely the spread (of Right Sector websites) on the territory of the Russian Federation in all networks, including Facebook and Twitter. This work is essential important, we intend to continue it,” Zharov noted.

Russian telecommunications watchdog would spread its activity on the Russian Republic of Crimea in the near future, Zharov noted. Notably, he talked about such spheres of work as fight against pirate content. Zharov added that the watchdog that he heads had already received 30 decrees from the Prosecutor General’s Office to block extremism-related websites before court proceedings. The access was blocked to 146 Internet resources.

Zharov also noted that the watchdog had already received around 80,000 petitions from people who complained of undesirable content, including child’s pornography in the Internet. The access was blocked to 23,500 Internet resources.

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