Kremlin Website Blocked in Turkmenistan

ASHGABAT, December 6 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian presidential website has been inaccessible in Turkmenistan for two days now.

A source in the Central Asian republic’s telecoms ministry told RIA Novosti the causes for the failure have yet to be identified, adding that there are no apparent political reasons for blocking the Russian president’s official site in the country.

It can only be a technical problem, he said.

First reports that the Kremlin website was unavailable in Turkmenistan came on Wednesday, as Ashgabat was hosting a summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States, a loose association of post-Soviet nations.

The problem was spotted by reporters who had arrived to cover the event.


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