Quoting Vadim Ampelonsky, the regulator’s spokesman, speaking to the agency TASS, The Moscow Times reports that the broadcaster had provided it with an out-dated timeline and its documents were currently being examined.
However, The Moscow Times also quotes the Russian Foreign Ministry of threatening to retaliate against a US demand for the Russian broadcaster RT and Sputnik to be registered as foreign agents.
As previously reported by Broadband TV News, CNN was awarded a 10-year licence by Roskomnadzor in 2015.
CNN, which has been present in Russia since the early 1990s, had decided to withdraw from the country at the beginning of 2015 as a response to a ban on advertising on cable and satellite-delivered channels.
The latter was subsequently amended, allowing advertising on such channels providing those channels carried a minimum 75% of Russian content.