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    The Russian State Media: Champion of Internet Freedom. (From Now On.)
    May17

    The Russian State Media: Champion of Internet Freedom. (From Now On.)

    Photo: PixabayIn the past five years, the Russian government has blocked an estimated 5.6 million webpages — most of them by accident, after blacklisting entire IP addresses to target individual lawbreakers. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s federal censor, has gone after both small online resources, like thousands of websites affiliated with illegal...

    For Crimea’s drug users, a Russian death sentence
    May17

    For Crimea’s drug users, a Russian death sentence

    FEODOSIA, Crimea — Andrey Yudenko began to get his addiction under control with the help of a Ukrainian substitution therapy program, a treatment for those who have tried but failed to quit drugs and are given an alternative substance under medical supervision. The 31-year-old had been injecting drugs since he was a teenager and...

    REVEALED: Haunting shipwrecks reveal true horror of Chernobyl nuclear disaster 30 years on
    May17

    REVEALED: Haunting shipwrecks reveal true horror of Chernobyl nuclear disaster 30 years on

    HARROWING pictures of boats left to sink into the rivers near Chernobyl are still near the site of the nuclear blast more than 30 years after the reactor went into meltdown. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine president’s site ‘attacked by Russia’
    May17

    Ukraine president’s site ‘attacked by Russia’

    The president claims it is retaliation for Ukraine’s ban on some Russian media sites. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of attack on president’s website after web sanctions
    May16

    Ukraine accuses Russia of attack on president’s website after web sanctions

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine accused Russia on Tuesday of carrying out an organized cyber attack on President Petro Poroshenko’s website in response to Kiev’s decision to impose sanctions against a number of major Russian internet businesses. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine imposes new sanctions on Russian social media and web services
    May16

    Ukraine imposes new sanctions on Russian social media and web services

    Ukraine has imposed new sanctions on Russian social media and web services. The measure is controversial, as millions of Ukrainian citizens affected by the ban are anxious about what will happen to their data. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    In pictures: Russia looms large over Georgia’s LGBTQ community
    May16

    In pictures: Russia looms large over Georgia’s LGBTQ community

    TBILISI, Georgia — On May 13, 2013, a hundred or so members of Georgia’s LGBTQ community celebrated International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on the streets of Tbilisi. But the celebration turned ugly quickly, with many claiming they were physically assaulted by demonstrators from the Orthodox...

    Russian oligarch sues AP for libel
    May16

    Russian oligarch sues AP for libel

    A Russian aluminum magnate with ties to U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is suing The Associated Press for libel over its reporting on the pair’s relationship. Lawyers for Oleg Deripaska filed the suit Monday in federal court in Washington, claiming the CEO of the Russian firm United Company RUSAL...

    Russian oligarch sues AP for libel
    May16

    Russian oligarch sues AP for libel

    A Russian aluminum magnate with ties to U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is suing The Associated Press for libel over its reporting on the pair’s relationship. Lawyers for Oleg Deripaska filed the suit Monday in federal court in Washington, claiming the CEO of the Russian firm United Company RUSAL...

    Injured Ukrainian veterans to take part in Invictus Games
    May16

    Injured Ukrainian veterans to take part in Invictus Games

    It is estimated that some 300,000 Ukrainian soldiers have served on the eastern frontline over the past four years. Some of those returning wounded have turned to sport as a form of rehabilitation. …read more Source: Radio France...

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