Enable Remote Collaboration - FREE 30 DAYSOrder Work@Home Bundle
Enable Remote Collaboration - FREE 30 DAYS

Order Work@Home Bundle

Russian Authorities Blocked Google

Russian Authorities Blocked Google

Russian authorities blocked Google Temporarily

On Thursday the Russian internet regulator Roskomnadzor have blocked Google.ru as the search engine had a page with a link associated with Russian bookies Fonbet, that is involved in a tax dispute with the Russian government.

The serch engine was blocked for around three hours in the afternoon with a number of internet providers restricting users’ access. As soon as the referring link was withdrawn, Google.ru was again accessible for the Russian users.

Head of internet regulator Roskomnadzor, Alexander Zharov said that Google had been promptly removed from the agency’s list of blacklisted sites as soon as the banned link had been removed.

Russian government had blacklisted Google.ru in the past as a prohibited website when courts ruled that the company had violated the law by pre-installing certain applications on mobile devices. Last year, Members of the Russian State Duma approved the 3rd reading of a bill nicknamed the “Google Tax Law”, requiring foreign IT companies to pay value added tax (VAT) on the sale of online content.

Related Articles

Recent Posts

Amsterdam Netherlands Data Center NETSHOP ISP
NetShop ISP Shortlisted in SBC Awards 2020
SiGMA Group Launches SiGMA Europe VIrtual Summit for iGaming

© Copyright 2004-2020 S.S. NETSHOP INTERNET SERVICES LTD trading as “NetShop ISP”. All rights reserved.

If you have found a spelling error, please notify us by selecting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Insights iGaming

Webinar Series

29 October 2020
15:00 CET

Forgot Password? Click here

Not a Client Yet?

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: