The banned Russian 'Presidential Candidate', Navalny - who has revealed the closeness of Manafort - a former 'Tramp' lobbyist / adviser ( who has worked for WELL DODGY regimes - and the Ukrainian deposed President Yanukovych) , Russian Oligarchs and - by inference - the Kremlin - used Youtube to post a video - using the Oligarch's 'friend's'
Imagine my surprise to note that the Kremlin really ARE that stupid - threatening to block youtube and instagram - for carrying the story.
The instagram stuff was posted by a 'friend' of the Oligarch and the posts have been up for 1.5 years !
Could this be the same Kremlin that mocked Ukraine's decision to block RU social media, banking, news, etc., etc., sites - and lots of Russians setup VPNs to allow Ukrainians to view the sites ?
Please note censorship is banned as part of the RU constitution - but once again - Roskomnadzor - the media regulator - is doing JUST that.. as a result of a Court Order obtained by the Oligarch - as his g/friend had posted stuff on instagram that tied him into being EXACTLY where secret meetings between a long-standing Kremlin official and Manafort took place ..on the Oligarch's motor yacht
Next time you hear a Russian saying Ukraine is run by Oligarchs - check to see how black their pots are..
Tut, tut - we can't have this Navalny guy pointing out they are corrupt from the top, down
I reckon Youtube will cave in - so hopefully the video will simply appear somewhere else ...
Hang on a min ..VPNs are now illegal - if used to view prescribed sites, in Russia