Russian censors send Internet providers data request under Internet isolation law that hasn’t yet taken effect

Regional divisions of Roskomnadzor, Russia’s censorship and media regulation agency, have sent Internet service providers letters asking for information about their traffic transfer points, technology specialist Philipp Kulin wrote on his Telegram channel. One letter from the Northwest Federal District’s division said the request was made “for the purpose of fulfilling provisions of” Russia’s new Internet isolation law. Kulin wrote that providers in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Tomsk have received similar letters.

Russian contemporary writers announce reading to support Khachaturyan sisters on trial for killing their abusive father

The murder case against the Khachaturyan sisters, who killed their father after facing years of constant emotional, physical, and sexual abuse at his hands, has drawn widespread attention from contemporary Russian writers from its inception. Women writers and especially women poets have played a central role in the public resistance to the case. On July 5 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM, sixty of those writers and poets will perform in a public reading at the Moscow club Avangarden 2.0.