Google files for bankruptcy in Russia

Free services like YouTube, Google Search, and the Play Store will remain operational in the country, but paid features like YouTube Premium cannot

Adam Smith
Thursday 19 May 2022 16:00
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Google is filing for bankruptcy in Russia after authorities have seized its bank account.

The seizure means that the search giant is unable to pay staff and vendors. Free services in the country will remain operational.

“People in Russia rely on our services to access quality information and we’ll continue to keep free services such as Search, YouTube, Gmail, Maps, Android and Play available”, a Google spokesperson told The Independent.

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