The page blockage within Russia’s territory is seen as further pressure on opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the wake of the controversial indictment of Navalny for committing economic crimes, which could lead to a 10-year incarceration, Ukraine Today reports.

Russia's Internet regulator justifies its actions by naming the promoted event “unauthorized”. Twenty-nine "pieces of content" have been already banned in Russia in 2014, according to the Washington Post.

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