Russia Update: Government Further Restricts Internet Freedom

February 4, 2015
Map of Internet Freedom in Russia's regions by Russian Association of Internet Users. February 4, 2015.

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The restriction of Internet freedom has increased this year, with violence used against some bloggers, say the Association Of Internet Users.