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Russian court revokes web license of top independent newspaper

In this file photo from March 24, 2021, journalists of Russian investigative newspaper Novaya Gazeta work at the independent media outlet's editorial office in Moscow. (Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP)
In this file photo from March 24, 2021, journalists of Russian investigative newspaper Novaya Gazeta work at the independent media outlet's editorial office in Moscow. (Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP)

MOSCOW — Russia pulls online publishing rights for the country’s most prominent independent newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, dealing another blow to the country’s crippled media that is dominated by state-controlled press.

“The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has ordered a halt to activities of the Novaya Gazeta website (novayagazeta.ru) as a media outlet,” the newspaper writes in a statement on social media.

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