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Telecom watchdog sees no reason to unblock Twitter in Russia

State Duma deputy Anton Tkachev earlier asked the agency’s head, Andrey Lipov, to consider unblocking Twitter

MOSCOW, December 13. /TASS/. There are no grounds for unblocking the social network Twitter in Russia, Russia’s telecom watchdog told TASS on Tuesday.

Earlier, State Duma member Anton Tkachev (of the New People party) turned to the watchdog’s chief Andrey Lipov with a request for considering the possibility of unblocking the social network Twitter. TASS has a copy of Tkachev’s official request.

"There are no grounds for unblocking the mentioned resource. The specified request has not been received," the watchdog said in response to a TASS question. Access to was restricted in Russia on the basis of a request from the Prosecutor General's Office dated February 24.