MOSCOW, July 6 (RAPSI) - Russia’s communications watchdog Roskomnadzor has restricted access to several extremist websites on the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the regulator announced on its website on Thursday.

The Prosecutor General’s Office has submitted six petitions to Roskomnadzor demanding to block Internet resources popularizing ideas of national and religious hatred, pushing for extremism and threatening societal security.

According to the demands of Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office, the communications watchdog is to find copies and mirrors of these websites on the Internet and restrict access to them as well, the statement reads.

Earlier, press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office reported that a claim to block several extremist websites including “Russian Sector”, “Right Look”, and “Sputnik & Pogrom” had been lodged with Roskomnadzor.