Yes we ban: Russian Roskomnadzor has blocked 20 YouTube videos
12:15, 11 September 2015

Yes we ban: Russian Roskomnadzor has blocked 20 YouTube videos

The videos from Russian protest rallies are called to be extremistic

12:15, 11 September 2015


A spokesman of Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications) Vadim Ampelonskyi confirmed that the number of the videos from YouTube are banned as they are extremist. He added that there is no information on complete blocking of YouTube, RBC.

Among the prohibited clips is the last speech of opposition leader Alexei Navalny before the verdict of "Yves Rocher" case. The record of the last speech of Navalny had been blocked on the basis of the law "On information, information technologies and data protection". It regulates the procedure for limiting access to sites that contain information calling for riots, extremist activity or participation in mass events in violation of the established order. 

Some videos with the scenes of protest rallies in the regions of the country were also banned.  All the prohibited content are not available for review since Thursday night.

Roskomnadzor decided to strike a strike a blow on other internet resources as well. The ban list includes SlideShare (owned by LinkedIn), portals,,,,

As was reported before, Roskomnadzor included music portal to the register of banned sites.

Related: Russia included in the list of banned sites

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