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 ?
(Mostly russian articles linked in this post)
Try to get any idea of what is happening in the eastern regions of Ukraine!
I’ve looked at a few headlines today. What information can you trust?
It is clear that there is a giant question how Ukraine will survive the winter without Russian gas .
Or if not the Communist Party, in fact, should be brought to a ” Nürnberg “tribunal.
But an article in ” Pravda Ukrainskaya ” was dedicated to a pastor – unknown to me before I read this – who has gone in to rescue people from the fighting in Slovyansk, and after the city was taken over by the Ukrainian army a few days ago, to supply it with food:
The story of the shepherd who saved his flock – about Petr Dudnik that do not divide people into “us” and “them”, but consider everybody as “us”.
The main transit point for refugees is located in Izjum, a city in the Kharkiv region, just north of Slovyansk . Here, on “Church Road”, at a building over which a plate with the words “The Good News The Parish” is set, buses regularly drive with people who have decided to leave their homes. “When the militia placed a machine gun right on my property, then I understood that it is time to leave” – said a woman that has come from Slovyansk. “- They asked us nothing. And we said nothing. If you say something, then they directly send you to dig ditches.” The retired Galina holding a Pekingese in a leash and cries loudly. Two of her sons have gone from Slovyansk to Russia, and left her alone. Now they are prepared to send the woman to Zaporozche. “I do not want to go anywhere”, – complains the old woman with tears – “There is my home … maybe I will go back there right away.”
Petr Dudnik, who is pastor of “The Good News” (with background among initiative-baptists – “initiativniki” ) in Slovyansk, and one of those who have formed the charity fund “Sail of Hope”, shrugs.
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Monica and 218 other pupils from a school in Chibok, in the Borno-state of Nigeria have been missing – abducted by Boko Haram – since the 14th of April this year.
The blog-editor, by the help of vast international publicity around the case, have tried to grasp something what it is all about when hundreds of women are abducted by militant Islamists in the northern parts of Nigeria, most of them school age girls. Boko Haram have performed similar kind of kidnapping before and after the 14th of April, also very recently the other day.