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KIEV, Ukraine — Russia temporarily blocked access to the video-sharing website Vimeo on Monday after it failed to remove a propaganda video from the Islamic State that violated the country’s “extremism” laws.

Roskomnadzor, Russia’s state broadcasting regulator, ordered Internet service providers in Russia to ban access to Vimeo after receiving a request from Russian prosecutors due to the site hosting the video, which is called "Flames of War."

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A screen grab of the ISIS "Flames of War" film.

Image: Vimeo.com

The dramatic, highly-produced 55-minute film, narrated by a man with an American-sounding accent, juxtaposes images of fiery explosions with clips of speeches from presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. It was first released in September and immediately banned in Russia Read more...

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