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Websites of the Armenian RFE/RL branch and Finnish television and radio company Yle blocked in russia

03.06.2022, 12:00
Photo: Ukrinform
Photo: Ukrinform

In russia, the russian-language website of the Armenian Radio Liberty branch (Radio Azatutyun) and the portal of the Finnish television and radio company Yle have been blocked.

This was reported by Radio Liberty with reference to the Roskomsvoboda project.

The decision was made by Roskomnadzor at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office of the russian federation, the access restrictions are being applied to all domains and subdomains, the statement said.

Radio Azatutyun is broadcast in russian, Armenian, and English.

Yle broadcasts in several languages, including russian.

Since the beginning of russia's full-scale war in Ukraine, Roskomnadzor has blocked the websites of dozens of media outlets, as well as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Namely, Nastoyaschee Vremya, Radio Liberty, Krym.Realii, Voice of America, New Times, Taiga.info, DOXA, Ekho Moskvy, Dozhd, Meduza, the russian BBS service, Deutsche Welle, and others have been blocked.

On May 28, Roskomnadzor blocked the websites of Radio Liberty's Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan services: Radio Azattyk, Radio Ozodi, and Radio Azatlyk.

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