Oleg Deripaska

Russia blocks opposition leader's website after he refuses to remove videos about a Kremlin-connected oligarch

Russia blocks opposition leader's website after he refuses to remove videos about a Kremlin-connected oligarch

Russia began blocking opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s website on Thursday after the country’s communications regulator threatened to shut down access to YouTube and Instagram if the social media sites did not remove the anti-corruption crusader’s posts on a Kremlin-connected oligarch.

The oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, was featured in Navalny’s latest anti-corruption investigation video posted last week on the opposition activist’s YouTube and other social media accounts.

The video, which has had more than 5 million views, focuses on meetings between Deripaska, an aluminum and mining tycoon, and Russian Deputy Prime...

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