Russian registry of bloggers is over

Russian authority, responsible for listing of blogs or web-sites, popular in Russia, ceased to maintain the register of such blogs or web-sites. The relevant provision of law has lost its force. This year it was proposed to repeal the “law on bloggers in Russia”. Under this law Roskomnazdor has to maintain and monitor Internet on a subject of popular blogs.

Bloggers can be popular than web-sites of mass media, therefore Russian government decided to control such activity, but not as a mass media. Despite repealing of register, the bloggers must abide other Russian legislation, including legislation on collecting, processing and disseminating of information.