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Roskomnadzor requests before the Ukraine invasion

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Between July-December 2021, the Wikimedia Foundation received several notices from the Russian internet regulator, Roskomnadzor, regarding various articles on Wikimedia projects and requests for user data. These notices came via a citizen reporting app which was launched in 2021. We did not alter content or hand over user data in response to these requests. These requests were not related to Ukraine; we have, however, continued to receive requests from the Russian government since the end of the period covered by this Transparency Report. For more information about Wikimedia’s efforts regarding Russia and Ukraine, see our statement from March 2022 and our June 2022 announcement about our legal efforts in Russia.

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Flag of Roskomnadzor

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