Cyberguard branch opens in Tatarstan


A new regional office of the Cyberguard has been opened in the Republic of Tatarstan, bringing the number of its branches to 35. Local volunteers will be combatting the spread of dangerous online content and raising digital literacy among Internet users in Tatarstan.

Created in 2011 by the Safe Internet League, the Cyberguard movement now welcomes more than 20 000 volunteers from across Russia and CIS countries committed to fighting dangerous online content, as well as helping law enforcement agencies in uncovering cybercrime and bringing the perpetrators to justice. Its members have helped block 10 000 web sites and pages for hosting child pornography, 3 000 for selling illegal drugs, 1 000 for encouraging suicide, bring 800 criminal cases for distribution of child pornography and 30 cases for production of child pornography, as well as solve dozens of high-profile serial paedophile cases.

With the Cyberguard already operating in 34 of Russia’s regions, the new Tatarstan office, established with support from the Republic’s Ministry for Young People and Sports, is now officially its 35th regional branch.