Russia: Ingushetia and Free Speech

Window on Eurasia reports: “The current drive by Ingushetia President Murat Zyazikov to shut down an independent website there through the use of the Soviet-era practice of legal analogy and a post-Soviet Russian pattern of defining almost any criticism of officials as extremism, will, if it proves successful, likely be a model for a Moscow drive to rein in the last free media space there.”

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