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Online encyclopaedia Lurkmore removed from list of banned websites

13 November 2012 

Source: Open News Agency 

© Photo from the website of the Federal Communications Supervisory Agency 

After the public reaction to the blocking of access to the internet encyclopaedia Lurkmore, the Federal Communications Supervisory Agency (Roskomnadzor) has backed down. 

News that the website Lurkmore had been added to the list of banned sites, on the grounds that the State Drug Agency had found information on a number of its pages allegedly containing propaganda of drugs, has been widely discussed. Supporters of the internet encyclopaedia even picketed the building of the Federal Communications Ministry in Moscow. 

Today the Federal Communications Supervisory Agency (Roskomnadzor) announced that the owners of Lurkmore had removed the banned content from their website. 

"After receiving confirmation from the owners of the website that the Agency’s demands had been met, specialists from Roskomnadzor checked the information and affirmed that the banned content had been removed from the pages of the Russian internet encyclopedia Lurkmore,” Roskomnadzor’s press service told a correspondent from Open News Agency.