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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Union of Right Forces Says Kremlin Hacked Its Web Site

Union of Right Forces leader Nikita Belykh has accused the Kremlin of being behind a hacker attack on its web site.

Belykh said a hacker attack from 400 points around the world hit the party's web site with 5,000 to 6,000 requests per second, forcing it off line.

"The nature and size of the attack shows this is part of an operation against the Union of Right Forces that has been going on since the beginning of the election campaign by plan by the presidential administration," Belykh wrote on his personal web site Friday.

Calls to the Federal Security Service, which oversees Internet communications and information for the government, went unanswered.

Belykh said party member Internet diaries continued to work, while specialists were working to transfer the party's files to another Internet service provider.

On Thursday, Belykh said police had confiscated 10 million copies of the party newspaper and stopped another 4 million copies at the printer in raids as far afield as Krasnoyarsk in eastern Siberia, the Volga region of Udmurtia and Moscow. Regional police officials have confirmed some of the seizures.

Polls show the weak and fractured party is unlikely to pass the 7 percent threshold needed to win State Duma seats in elections on Dec. 2.