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Opposition Blog Declared ‘Extremist’ In Bashkortostan

A district court in Ufa, the capital of the Russian republic of Bashkortostan, has ruled that a blog on is extremist, RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service reports.

The blog, titled "Revinform News Agency -- True Information about Bashkortostan," is well-known for its adamant opposition to Bashkir President Murtaza Rakhimov.

Earlier this year the opposition website was also declared to be extremist by Bashkir authorities and was banned.

The owners of had to move their server from Russia to the United States in order to continue to running the site.