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The Economist: The Invisible Regional Censorship of Russia

Russian federal law doesn't include Internet censorship provisions, but there's been a recent rash of cases of court-ordered blocking in individual Russian regions. Even though these are usually narrow blocks of particular sites and are quickly unblocked after media exposure, they can still cover a great deal of ground. The Republic of Ingushetia blocked the whole of LiveJournal, the commercial site which hosts thousands of Russian blogs, over two weeks this July.

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