The Arzamas city court ruled to block material titled “How to take a bribe”, published on the educational portal “Arzamas”. Electronic address resource appears in the register of sites with illegal information Roskomnadzor, where this specifies that the page is not blocked.

In a judgment of 28 July reported that the published article is prohibited for distribution in Russia. It was decided to block at the request of the Prosecutor, who asked the court “in the interests of the Russian Federation and an uncertain circle of persons”. From the text of the decision that representatives of the “Arzamas” on the process were not invited. Was not at the meeting and employees of Roskomnadzor.

“I am pleased that our historical materials read in the wonderful city of Arzamas. I am sure that there are more careful and adequate readers than the author of this denunciation, unable to detect that we are talking about the text, retell satirical book,” said the Medusa chief editor of the “Arzamas,” Philip Dzyadko.

He said that this book was released in the year of death of Alexander Pushkin, is stored in Central Russian libraries and “complements our understanding of Russian life and culture of the 19th century”. “I hope that this curiosity will soon be fixed. Less sure that in Russia corruption is rooted out – at least until people learn to read, this will not happen,” added zadco.

Article on the “Arzamas” is really based on the book “the Art of taking bribes” which was published in 1837, journalists said. This article is a Supplement to the course teacher of the Higher school of Economics Elena Corominas “Shine and poverty of the Russian Empire”, which was released in March 2016.

The website of the educational project Arzamas with free courses of lectures on history, literature, art, anthropology and philosophy earned at the end of January this year. The project was created by the former chief editor of the magazine “Big city” Philip Dzyadko and founder of “Theories and practices” Daniel Peruses.

The project Arzamas built as a set of thematic courses that include video lectures of Russian scientists and materials prepared by the editorial staff: reference notes, quotes, quizzes, photo galleries, newsreels, audio recordings, articles and interviews with experts.

The court blocked the material “How to properly take bribes” at the educational portal “Arzamas” 01.11.2016

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