Russian news outlet to close after being blocked by state media watchdog

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Russian news outlet Open Media said on Thursday it was shutting down after the communications watchdog blocked its website for most users and included it on a list of internet pages engaging in "extremist activity."

The news outlet, which was founded by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, said on its Telegram channel that it had not been informed by the watchdog of a decision to ban the site.

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