6 Apr 2018 16:07

Media regulator chief Alexander Zharov included on OFAC 'black list'

MOSCOW. April 6 (Interfax) - The head of Russia's media regulator Roskomnadzor has been added to the U.S. "black list", published by the Office of Foreign Assets Control's (OFAC), the U.S. Treasury Department office in charge of enforcing sanctions, on Friday.

The document said that Zharov was included on the sanctions list as he is a Russian official.

Zharov has headed Roskomnadzor since 2012.

Roskomnadzor monitors and regulates compliance with Russian law in TV and radio broadcasting, the media and communication as well as overseeing adherence to data protection law and restricting access to internet resources banned in Russia, anti-pirating law, among others. Roskomnadzor is part of the Russian Communications Ministry.