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Putin passes law on Internet censorship

Russian President Vladimir Putin has set a law amidst criticism by the opposition to block websites that may be a “danger to minors.”

On Monday, another controversial law on the drastic fines for libel was enacted. The increase in fines for defamation went up to €12500. The opposition sees this move, along with the censorship in the Internet, as a way to pressure Putin’s critics.

“This is a muzzle for the government’s opponents,” said the former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, according to the Interfax news agency.