Russia shuts down internet sites

Garry Kasparov’s web site  is being banned from being accessed in Russia along with other web sites that Vladimir Putin doesn’t admire.

That’s according to Reuters, which  said a new piece of draconian legislation allows the government to prevent access to web sites it doesn’t care for.

Russia doesn’t care for unlimited access to independent web sites – some of which are critical of Putin’s grip on media.

Putin has repeatedly denied that he is against freedom of speech, but according to Reuters, state sponsored media helps the government to crush dissent.