Russia to ban its military from posting about their service on social networks

The Russian Defense Ministry is preparing a bill which will prohibit military servicemen from providing details of their official service on social networks and online forums, as reported on the website of the Russian government.

According to the report, it is proposed to impose similar restrictions for the military that are already in place for FSB officers and border guards. In particular, the Russian Ministry of Defense want to prohibit the publication on the Internet of any "information about themselves or other servicemen which would allow someone to determine their departmental affiliation, official activities or the official service of other servicemen, and the military units’, organizations’, and subunits in which military personnel undergo their military service."

If the document is approved, it will come into force in January 2018.

  Russian military, Russia