EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Down at least two days, including the last day of Obama's first Presidential visit to Moscow
TYPE OF ATTACK:
Barack Obama gave a speech in Moscow about media freedom and human rights. The major channels of Voice of America, a program intended to spread the goings-on of the USA to other countries in their language, were discontinued in Russia in 2008, leaving the VOA website as one of the few ways Russian citizens had to access Obama's words (television is tightly controlled by the Kremlin). The site was successfully attacked and crashed.