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One of Russia's top LGBT websites has been blocked nationwide by a Siberian court on the eve of the State Duma elections.

ONE OF RUSSIA'S TOP LGBT websites has been blocked nationwide by a Siberian court on the eve of the State Duma elections. BlueSystem.ru received no warning, and was unable to defend itself in court, the website's team wrote on its social media page. The site is visited by 100,000 people a day and is described as the biggest gay news portal on the Russian Internet. "The Kremlin is afraid of gays," the website's team wrote. Russia has been harshly criticized for its gay-rights record, including a vaguely worded law banning "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" that critics say has led to attacks against LGBT people.

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Title Annotation:VIEWS/NEWS
Publication:Curve
Geographic Code:4EXRU
Date:Nov 1, 2016
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