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Site of top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny blocked 'after tycoon complaint'


© AFP/File | Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has organised rallies calling for a boycott of the March presidential election

MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia’s media watchdog on Thursday blocked the website of opposition leader Alexei Navalny after he posted a video alleging a deputy prime minister enjoyed lavish hospitality from a billionaire tycoon.State body Roskomnadzor has threatened to block any site distributing the video, including YouTube and Instagram, but both remain accessible in Russia. 364 more words

BBC: YouTube and Instagram face Russian bans

BBC: YouTube and Instagram face Russian bans. “YouTube and Instagram face being blocked by Russian internet service providers as a result of a standoff between one of the country’s richest businessmen and an opposition leader. 22 more words

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Sexy ‘Graft’ Video May Lead Russia to Block Instagram, YouTube

Russia may block access to YouTube and Instagram after billionaire Oleg Deripaska won a court injunction against videos and photographs that showed him and Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Prikhodko relaxing on a yacht with a woman described as an escort. 530 more words


Russia threatens to ban YouTube and Instagram over Navalny materials

by Sarah Hurst

In a video published today Alexei Navalny has ridiculed Russian authorities for desperately trying to ban his investigation into Oleg Deripaska’s yacht voyage to Norway with escort Nastya Rybka and Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko. 248 more words

Vladimir Putin

Russia moves to block Navalny's latest investigation

Russia’s communications oversight agency is moving to block access to an investigation published online by opposition leader Alexei Navalny alleging that Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko received lavish hospitality from billionaire Oleg Deripaska. 295 more words


Sex, Lies, And Instagram: Russia's 'Rybkagate' Rolls On

As Russian scandals involving sex, billionaires, politicians, and talkative alleged ex-lovers go, this is a crazy one. And it’s only getting weirder.

Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny’s exposé this week of a meeting between Kremlin-connected billionaire Oleg Deripaska and a top official on a yacht has already triggered a warning of legal action, as well as a rape allegation — subsequently retracted as a joke — by a woman who claims to have been the tycoon’s lover. 944 more words


Navalny accuses Deripaska of bribing deputy prime minister

by Sarah Hurst

In a video published yesterday that attracted global media attention (and has English subtitles), Alexei Navalny described how he found out that Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko had spent time on oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s yacht with escort women in 2016. 610 more words

Vladimir Putin