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Russian regulator says Facebook will be blocked unless it complies with data localization requirements

April 18, 2018

In an interview published on April 18, 2018, the head of Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor stated that Facebook could be blocked if the platform does not show compliance with Russian data localization requirements.

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Russian court orders block of Telegram, regulator blocks millions of IP addresses belonging to Google and Amazon

April 13, 2018

On April 13, 2018, a Russian court ordered that access to the messaging service Telegram be blocked in Russia, following the platform's repeated refusal to hand over its encryption keys to the FSB, the Russian security agency. After the Russian Supreme Court rejectedTelegram's appeal on March 20,...

Russian telecommunications regulator threatens to block access to YouTube and Instagram if they do not remove content related to Russian businessman

February 10, 2018

On February 10, 2018, Russian telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor required YouTube and Instagram to remove content related to Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska or face a block on Russian ISPs.

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Russia: 500 websites blocked since simplified procedure came into force in late 2017

February 4, 2018

On February 4, 2018, it was reported that Russia's Deputy Minister of Communications Alexei Volin announced that since the entry into force in October 2017 of a law introducing a simplified procedure to remove mirrors of banned websites, access to more than 500 websites was blocked.

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