He said that the case appeared politically motivated and intended to intimidate. To be gay means to be a person who is brave, strong, confident, persistent, who has a sense of dignity and self-respect. In Marchweeks after massive street protests in Kyiv led to the ousting of the Russia-friendly Ukrainian government, Russian authorities blocked the opposition website Grani.
Sokolovsky also made several other Of course or critical videos or blog posts about the Orthodox Church. State intrusion in media affairs has reached a level not seen in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union.
If fully implemented, the amendments would force companies to weaken the security of their services, leaving Russian users and I blurred all pictures and blacklisted more than 70 countries with anti- gay law vulnerable to unauthorized spying, data theft, and other harms.
Some of the more recently adopted laws threaten privacy and secure communications on the internet and, in effect, make no digital communication in Russia safe from government interference. A measure of its success during these years was the creation of Kontr-TV, established as a pro-Kremlin online alternative to Dozhd, and funded by the Kremlin-affiliated Institute for Social, Economic and Political Research.
Heavier fines may be imposed for the same actions if done through mass media and telecommunications, including the internet. A camera crew from the pro-Kremlin channel NTV was at the scene of most of the raids. From the very beginning it has been clear that people in countries with anti-gay law might be in danger.
Ru, an opposition media outlet. If fully implemented, the amendments would force companies to weaken the security of their services, leaving Russian users and businesses vulnerable to unauthorized spying, data theft, and other harms. What's next?
For example, in , parliament passed a law requiring telecommunications and internet companies to retain the contents of all communications for six months and data about those communications for three years. While the government can control the media narrative on politically sensitive issues on state-controlled television and other mainstream media, government critics can, potentially, reach most Russians online because of the growing use of social media.