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The News Minute| November 15, 2014| 4.30 pm IST Russia is set to create and develop its own version of Wikipedia, according to Reuters report. The new website is to provide the Russian citizens with the government’s version of ‘accurate and reliable’ information about the country. The Russian government is reportedly not happy with the existing information about Russia on the various pages available on Wikipedia. Wikipedia is a free ‘encyclopedia’, where one can find information about anything and everything under the sun. The site is also based on user contributions, where the information provided is contributed to by millions of users worldwide and is curated by the page’s moderators. This particular move is following the Kremlin slowly taking over all media channels in Russia. Due to apparent ‘western threats’, the Kremlin is posing bans on a lot of internet content in the country and is also pushing pro-Kremlin content at the same time.
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