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News Summary: Kremlin critics urge stop to ads

The Associated Press

STOP ADS: Russian opposition and human rights groups urged Western consumer products giants to stop advertising on a Kremlin-friendly TV network, NTV.

WHY NTV: The broadcaster has become part of the Kremlin's "machinery for repression," the White Ribbon movement, the Resistance group, the Moscow Civil Forum and the For Human Rights group said.

COMPANIES TARGETED: Their appeal was directed at companies such as Coca-Cola Co., Procter & Gamble Co., Nestle SA and L'Oreal International.