MOSCOW, December 17 (RAPSI) – The Ninth Commercial Court of Appeals will consider an appeal filed by the Astrakhan transport company Transline against a lower court’s refusal to ban BlaBlaCar service in Russia on January 15, according to court records.

In late October, the Moscow Commercial Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Astrakhan transport company Transline seeking BlaBlaCar service ban in Russia, according to court records.

The applicant also demanded to declare information published on and websites prohibited.

This is not the first attempt to shut down the service in Russia.

In December 2017, a court in Krasnodar reversed a lower court’s ruling declaring information published on the website of BlaBlaCar banned.

BlaBlaCar, one of the largest online ride-sharing services in the world, was founded in 2006.