Russia’s telecoms watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has struck 21 entries off its “blacklist” in three days, the agency reported on Wednesday.
The 21 links included popular internet resources, whose blacklisting triggered public debate. For example, there were some articles in the Lurkmore.to encyclopedia of a modern Internet culture or some individual pages in the social networking site Vkontakte and also the rutracker.org site.
Entries are deleted from the register once the owners have dealt with the issues raised, the agency said.In particular, Russian online library Librusec has been removed from the ‘blacklist’ after it deleted a page with a Russian translation of The Anarchist Cookbook, contained instructions for making explosives, poisons and narcotics.
According to the law which came into force on November 1, Roskomnadzor can restrict access to the websites containing child porn, suicide guides and drug recipes. Every person can make an application about a website with restricted content on zapret-info.gov.ru portal.
Author: Julia Alieva