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Russia’s watchdog dismisses reports about plans to block Twitter

Deputy head of Roskomnadzor specified that his words should be considered as a sign to foreign online resources to establish ties with the regulator of the market they operate on

MOSCOW, May 16. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) does not plan to block Twitter in Russia, said Maxim Ksenzov, the watchdog’s deputy head.

As an active social networks’ user I believe that everyone — both the networks and the users — should comply with the Russian legislation. However, some officials in charge of the industry’s development should use their brain from time to time. And they shouldn’t give interviews announcing the blocking of social networks.
Dmitry Medvedev
Russia's Prime Minister