Source claims OPEC and non-OPEC states finalizing results of meeting, agreement 'close'Business & Economy December 10, 17:07
Bloomberg: Non-OPEC states agree to cut oil production by more than 600,000 barrelsBusiness & Economy December 10, 16:22
More than 20 states that produce more than half of world's oil take part in OPEC meetingBusiness & Economy December 10, 13:05
Russian energy minister Novak sees 'no risk' OPEC agreement failsBusiness & Economy December 10, 12:43
Defense ministry organizes mass escape for Aleppo civilians via humanitarian corridorsWorld December 10, 12:38
Almost 18,000 civilians evacuated from areas of Aleppo controlled by militantsWorld December 10, 7:41
Russian swimmers win 11 sets of medals at FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m)Sport December 10, 7:00
Shiveluch volcano in Russia’s Far East spews ash to 11 km in airWorld December 10, 5:28
Ceasefire agreements enter into force near Damascus, in Idlib province ― mediaWorld December 10, 4:18
On Thursday, the RF government will publish a resolution on the introduction of a list of “black websites” that promote drug abuse, child pornography and incite to commit suicide. The register will be controlled by the Russian Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor). The RF Ministry of Communications and Mass media is currently finalising bylaws for the amendments to the Law “On the Protection of Children.” They take into account many proposals of the Internet community on blocking web resources.
An Internet company source told the RBC Daily that the Ministry of Communications in the coming days will publish the draft bylaws regulating the keeping of the banned sites’ register. “We have already prepared a draft. We are currently completing its approval. Tomorrow we will discuss it with representatives of the Internet industry,” Deputy Communications Minister in charge of media affairs Alexei Volin said. Roskomnadzor, as it was expected, will be entrusted with keeping the register, he confirmed.
The law has evoke a barrage of criticism from large Internet companies (such as Mail.ru Group, Yandex, Google) and human rights defenders. In their view, the law creates all the prerequisites for censorship and blocking of conscientious resources, the Kommersant daily writes. In particular, the law allows blocking websites by IP-address, while it is quite sufficient to block sites by URL. Finally, as the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights under the RF President said earlier, the creation of a register of “black sites” will limit the network data transmission rate, and cost hosting providers and operators up to 10 million US dollars.