Roskomnadzor, in accordance with the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, entered into the register of prohibited information 30 pages of the site with the lyrics of genius.com, the press service of the department told Kommersant. The community on the VKontakte social network Genius Russia was the first to notice the blocking of the site.
“Roskomnadzor has repeatedly sent requests for the removal of illegal content within the statutory period to the hosting provider and the site administrator, as well as through the feedback form of the Internet service,” the department noted. The site owners did not comply with the requirements to remove “materials containing propaganda of extremism, criminal lifestyle, narcotic and suicidal content,” the Roskomnadzor said. The department announced that it is ready to remove the restrictions as soon as possible after the removal of the prohibited information.
The site was launched in August 2009 by Tom Lehman, Ilan Zahori and Mahbod Maged. On it, users can post annotations and interpretations of lyrics, news, sources, poems, documents.