Department of the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Mass Communication, Communications and the Protection of Cultural Heritage for the Republic of Karelia is a public agency performing control and supervision functions in the sphere of mass media (including electronic) and mass communications, information technologies, communication (including post), and protection of cultural heritage, copyright and adjacent rights.
Key focus areas are the following:
- state control over activity in the field of information technologies and communications;
- registration and licencing activity;
- consideration of appications of citizens, legal persons and sole proprietors with appeals from consideration of their rights and legitimate interests;
- provision of notdiscrimination access to the public-service communications network.