Moscow authorities have agreed on a meeting against the law Spring”


That the city agreed to a request to hold a rally against the anti-terrorist amendments, state Duma Deputy Irina Yarovaya and Senator Viktor Ozerov, told the event organizer Leonid Volkov. Ally of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Volkov filed a request for a meeting July 11 of this year as the leader of the society for the protection of the Internet (OZY).

The wolves wanted to hold the event on July 26, near the office of the Roskomnadzor, which regulates the Internet industry, and the building of the presidential administration — on Slavyanskaya square near the monument to Cyril and Methodius near the metro station “Kitay-Gorod”.

But the city authorities offered to rally another location — area Yauzskaya gates in the Park “Guards of the Fatherland”. This proposal is contained in the response Volkov, Deputy head of the Moscow Department of regional security and combating corruption Alexander Kononets (text answer Volkov has published in Twitter).

A rally near the metro station “China City”, as noted by Kononets, will interfere with the movement of pedestrians and vehicles, will limit citizens ‘ access to the transport infrastructure, violate the rights of those who do not participate in the rally. Kononets invited Volkov to hold a rally with the participation of more than 1 million people.

Wolves, however, with the proposal of city hall agreed. “We like the proposed version,” he said .

Offer to take part in the organization of the meeting of wolves was sent to the Association of Internet users in the Pirate party Association of regional providers and the Internet Ombudsman Dmitry marinicheva. Volkov noted that the political parties, the rally did not call because he wants to organize an industry event. Of their intention to attend the rally, said the opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Also the organizers of the rally, according to Volkov, supported by IPAS and the Internet Ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev, who has previously criticized the anti-terrorism amendments of Spring. As previously noted fit, to provide the necessary storage infrastructure, which involves a “Spring package”, economically impossible.

Amendments Spring and Ozerov in the anti-terrorist legislation was approved on June 24, Vladimir Putin signed them on 7 July. After the first reading may 13, some of the most high-profile provisions of the bill were eased or removed. In particular, missing caused the dissatisfaction of human rights defenders the situation of deprivation of the Russian citizenship from those convicted of terrorist and extremist articles of the Criminal code, and those who have settled abroad to work in law enforcement and the courts or went to serve in the army.

But many innovations relating to the IT industry, remained. Thus, the amendments Spring and Ozerov will require operators and Internet companies to store text messages to their conversations, but also images, sounds, video, other communications, up to six months. Exactly how and how long information is stored, will be determined by the government.