The russian ministry of justice have entered the rights-activist organization “Soldiers mothers of S:t Petersburg” in a register over non-commercial organizations which are judged to be “foreign agents”. RIA-Novosti announce about it with links to the ministry.
“..in the register -…- have been entered reports about the fund ‘Institute for the development of free information’ and about the regional rights-activist organization in S:t Petersburg ‘Soldiers mothers of S:t Petersburg’, on the basis of representations made by the Prosecutor in S:t Petersburg“, – it is said in a message.
As is known the Committee for Soldiers Mothers recently informed actively about the russian soldiers that are fallen or wounded in Ukraine.
According to their information there are about 15 000 russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine, and there are details about 400 fallen or wounded.
(the above according to Ukrainian Pravda , which quotes russian media)
Wars and conflicts between “apes” and “men” are fought over the world in different places – Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and other countries – somehow dependant on where and how your prejudices are established. The role of media, and social media, is not to be underestimated.
But isn’t it a big question if Facebook and other IT-companies will not lose the russian public while sanctions are applied by the western powers, against Russia?
Not long ago representatives for both Twitter and Facebook – Twitter first – visited Moscow to speak with representatives for “Roscomnadzor”, that is to say the russian Board that watches over electronic communications.
The Facebook delegation that later visited Russia “didn’t want information about their meeting with ‘Roscomnadzor’ to become public”.
“Izvestiya“, nevertheless, made it public. In Russia.
New laws have recently been written and adopted there, which might have inspired the deputy director of “Roscomnadzor” to give the harsh message, that the Board he represents “.. tomorrow, within a few minutes, can block Facebook and Twitter in Russia“.
Also a part of Mr. Putins cherished “strategic balance” in the world ?