According to Russian media reports, the illegitimate Putin's regime in Russia is preparing a new "Law of Strengthening the Fight Against Extremism In the Information Space", in which it tightens the rules for foreign publications.
An appropriate paragraph is also added to Putin's "Law On Mass Media". It will contain the reasons for refusal of distribution of Western press or cancellation of previous permits.
On Wednesay, a Moscow paper wrote that the new law would promote equality between the Russian and Western newspapers.
Recall that Western newspapers and magazines were strictly forbidden in the USSR. They were not sold in news-stalls in Russia, confiscated from foreign tourists at Soviet borders or by customs officers if sent by mail.
Only some Communist newspapers were allowed which were published in the West for the KGB money, such as the French 'L'Humanité, the American weekly "The Worker", the British "Daily Worker" (alias The Morning Star), or the Italian l'Unità.
This Communist garbage was sold in a few news-stalls in the center of major Soviet cities. Every other Western paper was strictly forbidden. Since the KGB selling of Western Communist newspapers looks crazy even for the Russians and almost all of them are long dead being deprived of Moscow funding, there will be no foreign newspapers at all in Putin's new Russia.
It is now clear that the ban of the Kavkaz Center, officially registered in the West as a Swedish media, under the pretext of being an "extremist website" by a Moscow KGB "court" on September 12, 2011 was a test to check the reaction of the West.
The West dutifully reacted to it, according to the KGB expectations, with utter silence. Hence, the time came to ban all Western newspapers.
The Kavkaz-Center wrote about such possible scenario of further developments in Putin's Russia on its Russian service website already 5 years ago.
According to Western Sovietologists who write for the KC, after the new law is officially adopted, the first move of the KGB would be to ban the Guardian to revenge its expelled correspondent Luke Harding who "continues his anti-Soviet/anti-Russian activity in the UK" (and surely , the Guardian website will be "blocked" for readers inside Russia, like the Kavkaz Center), The Wall Street Journal will be also banned among the first, The WSJ has been recently strongly criticized by the KGB for publishing "too large quotes" from a statement of the Caucasus Emirate's Emir Dokku Abu Usman, despite the fact that the comments between the quotes were quiet abusive.
Department of Monitoring