The e-payment service “Yandex.The money” made the decision to limit the collection of funds for e-wallet users for political purposes. This is stated in the answer a press-services of the service request .
According to the report “Yandex.Money,” the law requires the service to limit the use of electronic wallets “for the purposes and in ways that from the point of view of the legislation can be considered ambiguous”, otherwise, the company bears the “compliance risks”.
In “Yandex.Money” also said that the changes will be posted on the website in the coming days and will enter into force from the date of publication.
“Disagreement with the change of the offer in accordance with clause 12.4, means the rejection of the use of the purse. The Fund is a legal entity still may use Yandex.The cashier to collect donations from individuals in any amount,” — said in “Yandex. The money.”
Earlier on January 23 the head of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny in his blog, accused the Bank of Russia requirement to the service “Yandex.Money” to close the electronic wallet used by the opposition to raise funds for the election campaign.
According to Navalny, a week after the start of the fundraising staff of “Yandex.Money,” told him about the requirement of the Central Bank “under any pretext” to close the purse belonging to the Navalny associate Leonid Volkov, which collected donations. The opposition notes that refused to voluntarily close the purse, as it does not violate the law. According to him, 20 Jan wolves received a letter from “Yandex.Money” (a copy of which he published in his post), which States that the use of the purse “can be regarded by the regulator as being contrary to the law on elections”. Representatives of the service cease to use the wallet to collect funds for the campaign, warning that otherwise “Yandex. The money” will have to withdraw from the contract on rendering of services.
Navalny also asked the head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina with a request to give “your explanations on this topic. He also appealed to “Yandex.Money” with a request to create a conciliation Commission (with participation of lawyers of the Central Bank), where to consider the legal aspects of this case.
At the time of publication of the material, the Bank of Russia has not responded to the request.