19 May 2022 14:03

Roskomnadzor adds Wikimedia Foundation to list of companies subject to Russia's 'grounding' law

MOSCOW. May 19 (Interfax) - Russian telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor has added Wikimedia Foundation Inc., registered in the United States, to the list of companies that are required to open their own office in Russia and to meet a number of other requirements under Russia's "grounding" law.

Wikimedia Foundation was included in the register on May 18, according to Roskomnadzor data.

The websites www.wikipedia.org, wikipedia.org and ru.wikipedia.org, which is the Russian-language version of Wikipedia, are listed among its resources.

The organization has not yet met any requirements of the law so far, Roskomnadzor said on its website.