March 3, 2014
Russia’s internet monitoring agency has blocked 13 web pages with links to the Ukraine Maidan protest movement which removed president Viktor Yanukovich last week.
The Federal executive body responsible for control and supervision in the media, called Roskomnadzor,said it had been ordered by the general prosecutor’s office to ban the pages on Russia’s VKontakte, which is the country’s most popular social media and the second biggest social networking service in Europe after Facebook.
The agency said the groups “propagandised the activity of Ukrainian nationalist groups” and accused them of emboldening “terrorist activity” and “participation in unsanctioned mass actions”.
The largest pro-Maidan group with more than 500,000 members, was inaccessible to users in Russia on Monday.
This article was posted: Monday, March 3, 2014 at 12:55 pm