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Zaborona was Banned in Russia Due to Hacks About Molotov Cocktails

Zaborona was Banned in Russia Due to Hacks About Molotov Cocktails

Ilona Kivva
  • The editorial article “Bandera smoothies” for Putin’s friends. How to make a Molotov cocktail — basic recipes and life hacks” was published on February 27, 2022.
  • In April 2022, the Federal Service for Oversight in the Field of Information Technologies and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation sent editorials on the Prohibition of Threats.
  • Zaborona has not been publicly available in the Russian Federation for many months.

Zaborona, an independent Ukrainian media outlet, received a warning about the ban on the site’s operation on the territory of Russia. The ban was adopted based on Russian legislation and the decision of a court located in the occupied territory of Ukraine. Back in April 2022, Roskmonadzor promised to limit access to an Internet resource.

We are talking about a letter received by e-mail by Zaborona and hosting.

Roskomnadzor has limited access to Zaborona

At the end of April 2022, Zaborona received a notification about entering information into the “Unified Register of Domain Names, Indexes of Sites on the Internet and Network Addresses, which allow identification of sites on the Internet containing information, the distribution of which is prohibited in the Russian Federation ” (hereinafter — the Unified Register).

“According to  No. 7 of Article 15.1. of the Federal Law dated 27.07.2006 No. 149-FZ “On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection”, we notify you that based on a decision of court/state body decision (Evpatoriysky city court – Republic of Crimea) dated 06.04.2022 No 2а-951/2022 index (index) (pages) of the site on the “Internet” network is included in the “Unified Register”, registration number 1650308-РИ because this Internet website page (s) link (s) contains prohibited for distribution in the Russian Federation based on a decision of the court,” Roskomnadzor said in a statement.

The talking is about Zaborona` editorial material, written and published on February 27, 2022. At that time, Ukraine was under Russian fire; enemy tanks ironed the streets of villages, and the enemy terrorized the Kyiv region and was already approaching Kyiv. The whole country resisted, so it was our civic duty to tell Ukrainians how it could be done through Molotov cocktails and to foreigners why, in fact, Bandera Smoothies is one of the manifestations of Ukrainian insubordination.

“The Russian authorities continue to ban the press because it is journalists who tell the world about their crimes. At the same time, such bans demonstrate how much the Russian elite is afraid of the mass media, afraid that Russian citizens will learn about what is happening in the free world and what are the methods of civil resistance to the dictatorship,” says Zaborona’s editor-in-chief Kateryna Sergatskova.

The Russian agency declares that in case of refusal or inaction of the site owner, the hosting provider is obliged to limit access to the site within 24 hours from the moment of receiving the notification.

“If the hosting provider and (or) the owner of the site does not take the specified measures, a decision will be made to include a network address that allows identification of the site on the Internet, which contains information, the distribution of which in the Russian Federation is prohibited in the register, and access to it by operators communication will be limited,” says Roskomnadzor.

Previously, Zaborona and partners and friends founded the Volya Hub, a project about Russian colonialism. Anyone can join in telling the whole world about the crimes of the Russians in the occupied, annexed, and selected territories against other peoples.

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