Google, Apple and Telegram have not yet opened Russian offices. Can I say goodbye to them?

None of the large foreign IT-companies fulfilled the requirement of the “landing law” and did not open a local representative office in Russia. This was reported by “Notices“With reference to information from Roskomnadzor.

The Landing Law will take effect on January 1, and it will cover Google, Apple, Meta, Twitter, Telegram, Discord, Spotify and about a dozen other foreign companies. In theory, starting from the new year, sanctions may be applied to them: a ban on conducting monetary transactions and placing advertisements, slowing down access to their sites and applications, or completely blocking their services.

The “Landing Law” is not limited to just the requirement to open a local office. Companies are required to register personal accounts on the Roskomnadzor website, as well as post a user feedback form and a traffic counter on their websites. Apple and Google have Russian legal entities, but they are responsible only for some areas of business (Apple – selling goods, Google – advertising), and not for all the services that these companies provide in Russia.

Roskomnadzor noted that they will think about measures of influence on violators only after January 1. At the same time, the department is ready to provide additional time for those companies that are ready to cooperate (how much is not specified), and restriction of access to their services will be applied only in extreme cases, when all economic sanctions have been exhausted.

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