Contents tagged with Open Russia

  • Russia decided not to block Twitter and Youtube for now

    The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) has said that they do not intend to block foreign social networks or YouTube, but do plan to come to an agreement with them about the removal of accounts associated with the social-political movement Open Russia, reported RBC news agency citing a representative of the agency.

    "At the present time, Roskomnadzor is expecting to achieve compliance with the demands of Russian law through …

  • Russia threatens to block web sites for publishing materials of ‘undesirable organizations’

    Roskomnadzor (Russia's Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media) warned the Internet media that their websites could be blocked for posting materials from undesirable organizations.

    "We draw attention to the fact that if the materials of an undesirable organization are distributed on a third-party resource, including on the media website, Roskomnadzor should limit access to these resources. This happens if these third-party resources are …

  • Schoolboy in the city of Tomsk asked Russian Prime Minister Medvedev to show patriotism and resign from office

    In Tomsk, an eleventh-grader sent an open letter to the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and urged him to resign.

    Sergei Tchaikovsky is a pupil of the Russian classical gymnasium No. 2. His message was published on the website of the local TV channel "TV2.” In the letter, the young man referred to the film-investigation of the Anti-Corruption Foundation. "He is not Dimon to you,” he said.

    "I'm 18 years old now. Although I'm quite young, believe me, I've seen much in my life except for …

  • Anti-Putin rallies will be held in four Russian cities on April 29th

    The city authorities of Moscow, Krasnodar, Tomsk, and Novosibirsk are allowing an Open Russia rally to take place on April 29th, during which protesters will ask Vladimir Putin not to participate in the upcoming presidential elections. According to TV2, in Tomsk the event will take place at the Novo-Sobornaya Square. reports that the authorities of Novosibirsk also agreed to the event, but moved its location from the city square to the cinema building.

    In Krasnodar, the rally will …

  • Five employees of pro-democracy organization Open Russia detained in Moscow

    Five employees of the pro-democracy organization Open Russia were detained on Friday night. According to the advocacy group’s human rights manager, Pauline Nemirovskaya, the two vehicle carrying the employees were pulled over by Moscow police shortly after leaving the office.

    Dozhd reported that police officers declared that the cars were wanted, and six people (five employees and one driver) were taken to the Basmanny police station.

    Shortly after, lawyer Sergei Badamshin attempted to enter …