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Russian regulator blocks Kremlin critic Navalny’s website before election

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MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russian authorities blocked access to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s website on Monday in the run-up to a parliamentary election, along with those of 48 other individuals and organisations affiliated with him. A Russian court last month approved a prosecutor’s request to declare organisations linked to Navalny as extremist, in effect outlawing them and preventing his allies from taking part in September’s election to the State Duma lower house. The United States and Britain condemned the court’s ruling as an unfounded blow to the Russian political opposition. Russian …

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