Russia plans own cryptocurrency, would ban bitcoin

They may not ban Bitcoin now but yes they can are preparing to regulate it. One of my friend's accounts in Russia has been frozen due to CryptoTrading and asked for a declaration of Investment Fund as he trades in large volume. These are signs that strict regulation is on the way.
This is interesting and a little strange - I thought you were allowed to trade with cryptos in Russia, and they only clap down if you use it in exchange for goods and services.