The ban became effective on July 21, 2015, when the Russian Federation Ministry of Justice added jw.org to the Federal List of Extremist Materials. Internet providers throughout Russia have blocked access to the website, and it is now a criminal offense to promote it from within the country.
As soon as Jehovah’s Witnesses learned of the district court’s ruling, they removed these publications from jw.org in Russia. The Tver Regional Court confirmed that the Witnesses were in compliance with Russian laws and rescinded the ban.
On January 22, 2014, a panel of three judges of the Tver Regional Court reversed the decision of a lower court to ban jw.org, the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses. * In contrast to other decisions rendered by Russian courts over the last few years, the Regional Court applied the rule of law, and it...
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—On August 7, 2013, the Tsentralniy District Court of the city of Tver, located 100 mi (approx. 160 km) north of Moscow, ruled that the Bible-education website jw.org should be banned throughout the Russian Federation.
JW.org is already banned in mainland China.
Samara (Russian: Сама́ра; IPA: [sɐˈmarə]), known from 1935 to 1991 as Kuybyshev ..... Samara follows in the footsteps of Moscow and other cities in banning ....
Experts Object to Russia’s Banning of JW.ORG. On July 21, 2015, the Russian Federation became the only country in the world to ban jw.org, the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Официальный информационный сайт: Свидетели Иеговы в России.
Regardless of what each one of us may think of the JW's and the jw.org website, it's a victory for freedom of speech and freedom of religion and we should all be grateful for that.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia —On July 21, 2015, the Russian Federation banned jw. org, the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses, making it a criminal offense to promote it from within the federation.
Russia seeks to ban JW.org. ruled that the Bible-education website jw.org should be banned throughout the Russian Federation.