The battle started in Chyorny Yar, a village of less than 8,000 inhabitants in southern Russia.
It has encouraged growing interest in electronic content and created a new segment of the economy where all actors rely on the — the economy of the Runet — is of particular importance due to the size of the country, the significant socioeconomic heterogeneity and the underdevelopment of the transportation networks in the Russian regions.
S.-based messenger Zello, which led to the push-to-talk mobile phone app being placed on Russia's Internet blacklist.
In a blog post on Zello’s website on April 8, founder Alexey Gavrilov said Russia’s legal demands “aren’t just absurd from a technical standpoint, but contradict Zello’s principles, which is why we won’t fulfill them.” Days later, Roskomnadzor banned six different Web addresses linking to Zello’s website.
But, given the strong evidence Comey's actions surrounding the Clinton investigation helped Trump win, many were skeptical about this explanation.
In an interview with NBC's Lester Holt, Trump ultimately said he'd been planning on firing Comey and was thinking about Russia when he made the decision.