Russia unbans Reddit
A day after banning a Reddit page on growing illegal mushrooms, Russian censors have removed Reddit from their registry of banned websites. In a post on the social network VKontakte, Roskomnadzor, the Kremlin's media watchdog agency, thanked Internet users for "prompting" Reddit's administrators to get in touch with their office.
Russian officials also expressed the hope that Reddit administrators will respond more promptly to future requests to take down or block access to content they deem illegal.
On August 13, federal officials received on their “hot line” a message from the site's administrators saying Internet users in Russia no longer have access to the illegal content. Roskomnadzor has confirmed [Reddit's] full compliance, and accordingly removed the website from the registry of illegal online materials.