Putin bans BBC broadcasts in Russia

The BBC said Friday its Russian-language FM broadcasts have been taken off the air by its Moscow distributor, which said its programs were “foreign propaganda.” Critics say Putin’s government has stifled media freedoms and quashed political opposition as part of a broader effort to increase Kremlin control over Russian political life.

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