The Leninsky Court of Volodymyr received a lawsuit about the blocking of the Reddit social network in the Russian Federation

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The Military Prosecutor’s Office of the Western Military District of the Volodymyr Garrison has filed a lawsuit to block popular social media site Reddit in the Russian Federation. The lawsuit is based on Chapter 27.1 of the Code of Administrative Proceedings, which concerns the prohibition of distributing information on the Internet in Russia. The requested access restriction is related to “personal data.” The court hearing is scheduled for May 11, 2023. The Roskomnadzor administration in the Volodymyr region is listed as the administrative defendant. This is not the first such lawsuit filed by the prosecutor’s office; earlier they had demanded access restriction to YouTube.com.

The Leninsky Court of Volodymyr received a lawsuit about the blocking of the Reddit social network in the Russian Federation

Case No. 2a-1633/2023 ~ M-881/2023 on access restriction concerns the entire www.reddit.com resource. The filing of the lawsuit is related to Chapter 27.1 of the Code of Administrative Proceedings, which deals with cases of declaring information on the Internet prohibited for distribution in Russia. The type of information to which access is requested to be restricted by the agency is designated as “personal data”.

On April 6, 2023, the Lenin Court of Volodymyr received a lawsuit from the military prosecutor’s office of the Western Military District of the Volodymyr Garrison to block the site of the popular forum and social network Reddit in the Russian Federation. The court scheduled the hearing on May 11.


The plaintiff in the case is the Military Prosecutor’s Office of the Western Military District of the Volodymyr Garrison. The Roskomnadzor administration in the Volodymyr region is listed as the administrative defendant in the case file.

“The administrative claim has been accepted for proceedings. The administrative defendant is the Federal Service for Supervision in the Field of Communications, Information Technologies and Mass Communications, represented by the Department of the Roskomnadzor for the Volodymyr region,” says the court file card No. 2a-1633/2023 ~ M-881/2023 (UID: 33RS0001- 01 2023-001274-70).

According to the published data in this case, the prosecutor’s office is asking to block the Reddit portal, recognizing that the information in it is prohibited for distribution on the territory of the Russian Federation.

On February 24, 2023, the mass media reported that the Prosecutor’s Office of the city of Volodymyr appealed to the Leninsky District Court of the city with a demand to limit access to the YouTube.com website. After the information about the lawsuit was published in the central mass media, the wording with this demand was removed from the case.

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