State Duma Deputy Anton Gorelkin said that the computer game World of Tanks may fall under the scope of the bill adopted by the State Duma on information resources offering assistance to the enemy during an armed conflict. He reported this on his Telegram channel.
“World of Tanks even seems to fall under the scope of the bill adopted by the State Duma the day before on information resources offering assistance to the enemy during an armed conflict,” he wrote.
He noted that he would not be surprised if, after this law comes into force, the Prosecutor General’s Office takes the initiative to block such games.
On October 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that it is necessary to ensure that all game servers are located in Russia. Prior to this, the chairman of the executive committee of the Russian Boxing Federation, Umar Kremlev, said that it was necessary to include Internet games in a single regulator in order to block the “com” zone and transfer software, office and servers to the “ru” zone. According to Putin, there is no need to allow the United States and Canada to “earn money from us.”
Previously, it was reported that computer game developer Wargaming, which owns the popular World of Tanks project, announced the start of collecting funds to help Ukraine.