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Internet Censorship in Russia: Citizens’ Responses and the Kremlin’s Aims
Online censorship is a novel phenomenon in Russia. Especially following Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, the Kremlin has endeavoured to reverse that trend. Several legislative acts and amendments governing the censorship of online content have been passed. The public response to the measures has been diverse. The Kremlin seeks to augment its control of the internet to rival that which it currently exerts over traditional media as internet penetration increases in Russia.