The Zoom service was on the verge of being blocked in Russia, but nothing happened. The company will sell licenses directly to government agencies
Over the past few days, Zoom has made some noise in the Russian media space. Recently it became known that Zoom has banned its partners from selling a paid subscription to a video communication service to Russian government agencies and state-owned companies.
Since the Zoom service has become very popular over the past year, this decision was quite serious. Up to the fact that the Federation Council announced that they could introduce retaliatory sanctions in the form of blocking the service on the territory of Russia.
Russia is not a supporter of sanctions, but if Zoom takes such a decision in relation to government agencies and state-owned companies, then it is possible to block this service on the territory of our country as a reciprocal, symmetrical measure
Alexander Bashkin – member of the Federation Council committee
But yesterday evening it became known that Zoom either changed its mind, or initially did not consider it necessary to notify its partners about this, but as a result, the company will continue to serve government customers in Russia, it will simply now sell subscriptions directly, and not through distributors.
Thus, the problem is only in the renewal of the subscription, and the service will continue to work in Russia.