MOSCOW, November 2 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s federal supervisory service for telecommunications, information technologies and mass media has received over 5,000 applications to put different web resources into a newly created register of banned websites that started operation on Thursday, Roskomnadzor’s representative Vladimir Pikov told Itar-Tass on Friday.
Of them 190 applications are now being examined, he said. “Ten websites have already been included into the blacklist, while other applications were rejected.”
To check the list of banned websites or to complain on illegal resources one can visit www.zapret-info.gov.ru
The black list will include the websites containing any information on drugs, children’s pornography and suicide calls. The websites will be blocked before a trial if dangerous information is not deleted in due time.
Moreover, the register will include the websites, which received a court judgment on charges of violating the national legislation.
Roskomnadzor is responsible for controlling the register. Decisions on banning websites can be taken by the federal drugs control service and the consumer rights’ watchdog, which are in charge of the fight against pornography, drug trafficking and suicide calls.
Roskomnadzor assured that websites will be put on the blacklist only after a thorough analysis of all information concerning supposed violations.