Russia » Politics
Author`s name Dmitry Sudakov

Russian Court Bans Access to YouTube Entirely

A court of the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Russia's Khabarovsk region, the Far East, ruled to restrict access to world's largest video hosting YouTube and four other websites, which, as legal experts believed, contained extremist materials, Pravda.Ru news service reports.

Prosecutors of the city conducted a monitoring of the Internet and found several resources of extremist content, the experts concluded.

One of the websites contained excerpts from Adolf Hitler's renowned work Mein Kampf, which was officially recognized in Russia as an extremist book several months ago. On YouTube, the prosecutors found an extremist video titled "Russia for Russians," which is included on the federal list of extremist materials.

Russia Today: Russian court bans YouTube

The court ordered the local provider to cut access to several Russian online libraries and youtube.com website.

A spokesperson for the Internet provide in the city claimed that the company did not own the resources and therefore could not act responsible for their content. Moreover, the provider does not have any rights to restrict access to information if subscribers do not infringe upon the conditions of the use of the Internet.

Google's division in Russia claimed that the ruling of the court of Komsomolsk-on-Amur to restrict access to five Internet websites, as well as to the international video hosting YouTube had been made in violation of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, RIA Novosti reports.

"The court ruling restricts access not to separate videos, but to the whole website. Therefore, it deprives users of free access to information. It is worthy of note that YouTube contains a lot of information including the channel of the Russian president," Alla Zabrovskaya, a spokeswoman for Google Russia said.

Comments
German experts name Russia's most dangerous weapon
Russia to impose sanctions on WADA for Winter Olympics 2018
Russian Guard to see enemies behind walls
What will happen if USA freezes Russian dollar assets?
Ukraine suspicious about Russia's intention to give away rusty ships to Kiev
Russian Armed Forces to receive second-to-none gliding bomb
Euro-Islam: New religion to break migrants in EU
Euro-Islam: New religion to break migrants in EU
Euro-Islam: New religion to break migrants in EU
Euro-Islam: New religion to break migrants in EU
Turkey distances itself from Russia to plunge Syria into greater chaos
Terrorists work on another 9/11 for USA
USA will seize Kuril Islands immediately if Russia delivers them to Japan
Russia to impose sanctions on WADA for Winter Olympics 2018
Russia to impose sanctions on WADA for Winter Olympics 2018
Turkey distances itself from Russia to plunge Syria into greater chaos
Turkey distances itself from Russia to plunge Syria into greater chaos
Turkey distances itself from Russia to plunge Syria into greater chaos
Russian woman killed when hanging out naked of moving car in Dominican Republic
Some A**hole should shut his cakehole
Russia to impose sanctions on WADA for Winter Olympics 2018