Russia bans PornHub

15:42, 14 september 2016

The Kremlin's media and Internet watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has ordered Russian ISP's to block PornHub, the world's leading porn website.

IP's and URL's for PornHub and YouPorn were added to Russia's Registry of illegal content on May 13th. According to Roskomnadzor, it acted in accordance with a local court decision, which had ruled in May 2016 that PornHub 'violated the ban on the dissemination of information regarding the production of pornographic materials and paraphernalia'.

Russia's current laws do not ban the consumption of pornography, although production is illegal. In April 2015, a court in Tatarstan ruled that all Internet porn in the country was illegal, however major websites continued to work in Russia.