Russia Closes Access to "Liberal" Medi

Meanwhile, the 40 mile convoy attempting to encircle Kiev is “bogged down.” I recognize what the Resistance is doing by not hit and run ambushes of this convoy. They’ve got 40 miles of Russian materiel, slowed down, at a standstill for the moment, and my bet is they are waiting for more Western anti-tank weapons to arrive. The day the Reistance hits this 40 mile truck convoy is the day Russian citizens will learn they will have to step up their anti-war protests while telling the people “We are being lied to!”

Access to the BBC’s Russian language services has been restricted in Russia.

Two other news outlets - Meduza and Radio Liberty - have also had access to their services limited, Russia’s state-owned news agency RIA says.

Russia’s parliament has passed a law making it an offence to spread “fake” information about the armed forces.…

MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) - Russia’s parliament on Friday passed a law imposing a jail term of up to 15 years for spreading intentionally “fake” information about the armed forces as Moscow fights back in what it casts as an information war over the conflict in Ukraine.

Russian officials have repeatedly said that false information has been intentionally spread by Russia’s enemies such as the United States and its Western European allies in an attempt to sow discord among the Russian people.

Russian lawmakers passed amendments to the criminal code making the spread of “fake” information a criminal offence punishable with fines or jail terms. Lawmakers also imposed fines for public calls for sanctions against Russia.