Roskomnadzor began to block the website of the magazine ROAR – Russian Oppositional Arts Review (“Bulletin of oppositional Russian-speaking culture”), which was launched by the writer Linor Goralik.
The agency believes that the site disseminates "inaccurate socially significant information" about the actions of the armed forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine.
The magazine published essays, poems, sound and art works about the war in Ukraine. Famous writers, poets, artists and musicians took part in the project.
"Will they block us? I don't know if they will notice us. Many of our authors, such as Lev Rubinstein, Anna Starobinets and Alexei Tsvetkov, have a much larger Facebook audience than ROAR, and the fact that they entrusted their texts to us is a gesture of great kindness and a sign of solidarity with other authors. For lesser-known authors, this platform may be valuable as a way to speak to a fairly wide audience,” Linor Goralik told Meduza after the first issue of the magazine was published.
Since the beginning of the war and after the introduction of the law on “fakes” about the Russian army, The Insider, Radio Liberty, Current Time, Krym.Realii, Voice of America, New Times, Taiga.info were blocked in Russia , DOXA, Ekho Moskvy, Dozhd, Meduza, BBC Russian Service, Deutsche Welle and others. TV channel "Rain", radio "Echo of Moscow" and the Tomsk agency TV2 decided to stop working. In most cases, the block was initiated by the Russian Prosecutor General's Office. The human rights project Roskomsvoboda reported that the number of publications blocked in Russia after the start of the war exceeded 5,000.