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Russian ISPs block access to Chechen rebel web site
BBC Mon FS1 FsuPol kt/mjm/skh Source: Ekho Moskvy radio, Moscow, in Russian 0800 gmt 14 Sep 04 Russian Internet providers block access to Chechen rebel web site It seems that Moscow has managed to close down a Chechen separatist web site. Since this morning access to the Kavkaz-Tsentr web site and the Chechenpress page has been blocked. Yesterday the Russian Foreign Ministry demanded that Lithuania stop Kavkaz-Tsentr operating. The fact is that the separatists' server is located in the private flat of a Lithuanian MP. The Lithuanian ambassador to Russia was summoned to the Foreign Ministry yesterday. Meanwhile, Lithuanian official structures have not yet asked the service provider for Kavkaz-Tsentr to shut down the site. Ekho Moskvy was informed of this by the head of the Elneta company [Internet service provider], Rimantas Pasys. Pasys noted that at present the Kavkaz-Tsentr web site is working. It seems that access to the site is being prevented by service providers based in Russia.