The video used to convict the young teacher was also evidence in a case she helped bring about.
Decision, following similar moves by other Baltic states, comes amid major NATO military buildup in the region.
The two sides will face off at the first hearing in a dispute over $3 billion in unpaid debt.
Presented as a breach of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and advertising laws, the ban was criticized internationally for curtailing media pluralism.
Legislation has been used against Scientologists, Protestants, and other small religious groups.
Whatever the truth about who knew what and about whom, it is clear that the Kremlin sees itself locked in an ideological war.
The small Balkan state could get the green light for NATO entry within weeks, a step Moscow fiercely opposes.
'Sovietization' by means of Russian was devastating both for the Russian language and other languages across the old USSR, linguist Hasan Huseinov argues.
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