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To be honest, our government goes bananas with all that battles against children porno. 

Yesterday, several "clever" people from Rospotrebnadzor (the federal service responsible for supervision of consumer rights protection and human well-being in Russia) found several ecchi pictures here, on DA. And, to be honest, I don't think it's SO MUCH ecchi at all (just look

Bullet; Orange List of all prohibited pictures and DA-galleries: click Bullet; Orange 

Only ecchi pictures, nothing more, because DeviantART admins maintain order very good! And we all know that 18+ block for such kind of pictures, right?

BUT... they (these people in Rospotrebnadzor) decided, that these pictures are equivalents of children porno or EVEN HENTAI, so DeviantART should be closed only because of THAT REASON. 
WHERE YOU can see here a porno, huh?!

I don't know even how to react on it!
There are A LOT OF porno-sites in Internet, but WHY DeviantART should be first of them to be blocked in my country?!!!
Two very big provider-companies (Beeline and Rostelecom ) have already closed DeviantART in their services

I have a little different provider in my city, so I can still write this message here, on DA.

DeviantARTists from my country want to write a petition - I COMPLETELY SUPPORT them!
Even if it was closed, we know A LOT OF WAYS to be here, avoiding stupid prohibitions.
And my internet provider still gives me an access, thanks goodness.

UPD: I don't think it connects with politics. Rospotrebnadzor works for a long time,
but it wasn't so strange and blocked only real strange-content-sites. I know that wish to
protect young children from porno stuff, but there is an Internet and
we should used to it! 

UPD2: oh, it's okay! My little-city-provider blocked only these pictures (on which I gave you links above - I can't see them now), 
so there are no problems (for me)! Emoji40 by Emoji-iconWell done! 

:new: UPD3: DeviantART is opened. The petition and a lot of angry artists did a great work! XDDD


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cartoonking1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Oh dear, I'll try and help any way I can...
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fixinman Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why would Russia do that? Granted I have seen some stuff on DA that really is porn but the vast majority isn't.
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PheiChi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Yay!! Good job! :D
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TanoshiiGirl Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Im so glad that they got it all sorted out for you guys! That's just awful that you almost lost access to dA over something like that!
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xXxBlueStarsxXx Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
I don't even live in a foreign country and I was nearly hacked-blocked for absolutely no reason today!
None of my art is indecent, and even if there was some bareness I have the 18+ block just in case!   
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Steel17 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Well... Its really ridiculous to hear that DA is going to be first blocked and not other porn sites n.n´ 
We know DA has its own rules, and for that main reason they have the 18+ block. Sometimes those people in charge of human rights can exceed some matters in order to do good but in this case they shouldn´t start blocking accounts, it can only make people angry and also they don´t have rights about what you want to do or watch in the internet. 

I don´t think those galleries show children porn at all, its not even close to it.

Im so glad to hear that the petition worked and that every angry artist is going to be able to come back and draw freely :)
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Starry-Shizen Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
If there is anyone who should be in control of who sees what on the internet, it should be the parents job of the child. I really hate it when any higher official, political or not, tries to sensor anything. It shouldn't be their concern even if it's for a good cause. There's other ways to stop such media, completely blocking it isn't going to work ):

I'm glad this has been sorted out though. 
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PhoenixOfCheesecake Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so stupid! DeviantART is a place to put your art, it's just a coincidence that some people like hentai and they post it. Just because it could be featured doesn't mean it has to be prohibited.
(and I didn't know you were Russian! I'm Russian too but I live in America!)
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Ryummon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Can I write just Russia

I'm sorry, I'm from Poland, I don't like Putin and Russian government. ;n; 
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mruki Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
When I first read your journal I was saddened by the idea that dA would be blocked for you. I'm happy to see this updated journal! Great that the petition worked!
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