Russia blocks Barents Observer

The Norwegian newspaper's profile of a homosexual man angers Russia Atle Staalesen The Barents Observer “Block this newspaper to hell,” says Vitaly Milonov. He is a member of the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, and known for his hardline stance on liberals and independent-minded groups. In an interview with the Federal News Agency, Milonov lashes out against the small English- and Russian-language newspaper, saying that it represents “degeneration and decay” and that “its ideology and its clients are based on people with queer psyche.” According to Milonov, who is also a member of the parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, the Barents Observer must not only be b
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