Roskomnadzor has excluded Sweden’s Spotify AB from the list of companies affected by the landing law, Interfax has learned.

Roskomnadzor excluded Spotify from the list of companies for “landing” in the Russian Federation

The Landing Law is effective from January 1, 2022. It requires all foreign IT companies with a daily audience in Russia of more than 500 thousand people to open a representative office in the country. The norm also obliges to register a personal account on the Roskomnadzor website and provide an electronic feedback form on your resource.

“Based on the request and in connection with the attendance of less than 500 thousand Russian users, Roskomnadzor excluded Spotify AB from the list of foreign persons subject to “landing,” the agency was told in response to a corresponding request.

Initially, the Swedish company agreed to comply with the requirements of the law and opened a representative office in the Russian Federation a month after its entry into force.

But already in April 2022, Spotify stopped working in the country due to the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine. In February, the company proceeded to liquidate a legal entity in Russia.


Natalia Gormaleva

Source: RB

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