MOSCOW, June 19 (RAPSI) – The Moscow District Commercial Court has upheld in cassation refusal to ban BlaBlaCar service in Russia upon a request of a transport company, according to court records.

In late October 2019, the Moscow Commercial Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Astrakhan transport company Transline seeking BlaBlaCar service ban in Russia. The applicant also demanded to declare information published on and websites prohibited. The Ninth Commercial Court of Appeals rejected an appeal filed by Transline against the ruling in January.

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.