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Facebook and Instagram Officially Banned in Russia

Instagram and Facebook were officially banned in Russia by a court of Moscow, which recognized the American company Meta as an extremist organization.   “To satisfy the claims of the Prosecutor General’s Office to ban the activities of the Meta company,” Judge Olga Solopova announced the decision that comes into force immediately. On March 11, the

Business | Technology  | 17.03.22

Russian IT-Specialists Created Instagram Analogue

Internet marketer Alexander Zobov promises to launch a Russian analogue of Instagram with the functionality familiar to everyone on March 28. For ordinary users, access will be opened in April 2022.  On March 14, Russia’s communication supervisor (Roskomnadzor) restricted access to Instagram in Russia. According to the statement of the department, access to the social

Russian Instagram Users Boycott Meta

Russian Instagram users launched a flash mob with a Meta boycott after the company allowed calls for violence against Russians against the background of Russia’s special operation in Ukraine.  “Meta (Facebook & Instagram) officially allows calls for violence against Russians. We decided to boycott Meta because violence can never be solved by another call for

Business | Technology  | 14.03.22

Instagram Officially Banned in Russia

The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor or RKN) has officially included the Instagram social network (owned by Meta) into the register of banned websites. According to the RKN service for checking the blocking of pages and sites in the Russian Federation, access is restricted to the site Instagram.com

Business | Technology  | 11.03.22

Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office Demands Recognizing Meta Extremist Organization

The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation has sent an application to the court to recognize Meta Platforms Inc. as an extremist organization.  According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, in connection with the special military operation conducted by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation to protect the DPR and LPR, “information materials containing

Fun | Sports | Videos | Beauty & Fashion  | 10.09.21

Russian Synchronized Swimmer Amazed Subscribers With Fluid Movements [Video] 

A Russian athlete, synchronized swimmer, two-time Olympic champion (in Rio 2016 and in Tokyo 2020), 11-times World Champion, and 4-times European Champion, Vlada Chigireva, amazed her Instagram subscribers with a graceful underwater dance. In a short video, the 26-year-old athlete showed why she is usually called “a mermaid”.     View this post on Instagram   A

Recommended | Celebrities | Fun  | 18.04.21

Beyoncé Surprised Fans With New Necklace

American singer Beyoncé puzzled fans with a new necklace on her neck consisting of different parts one of which was a word in Russian. The photo appeared on her Instagram-Page, RadioSputnik reports.     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) The close-up photo clearly shows the decoration, on which the

Recommended | Insight | Around Russia  | 23.03.21

Russian Youth Prefers to Use VK Social Network

Specialists from the All-Russian Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) conducted a study to find out which social networks and instant messengers are the most popular among Russians.  According to the results of a survey conducted as part of the study, the top 3 included WhatsApp (50 per cent), VKontakte (38 per cent), and Odnoklassniki (29 per

Celebrities | Fun | Sports  | 22.01.21

Zagitova Recognized Most Popular Figure Skater on Russian Instagram

The Olympic champion from Russia, Alina Zagitova, bypassed two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva in terms of the number of Instagram followers and became the most popular among current Russian figure skaters. As of January 22, 2021, 18-year-old Zagitova has 855 thousand followers on Instagram, while 21-year-old Medvedeva has 853 thousand followers.  It is clarified that

Funny Russia | Fun  | 04.12.20

Moscow Couple Fights for Instagram Account After Divorce

The Moscow court is considering divorce proceedings in which the spouses wanted to share the rights to an account on Instagram. A lawyer, Sergey Egorov, told that according to the rules of Instagram, an account must be registered for one person, so it was registered for the wife, RIA News reports.    According to the