Google denies removing Russian govt agencies’ websites from search results, looking into situation

Google denied claims that it blocked websites of different Russian government websites from its search results. However, the company has confirmed that Google search access to these websites has now been blocked, despite Google taking no action in relation to these web pages. The situation is currently being investigated by the company.

The response follows claims by Russian telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor that Google had removed websites linked to Russia’s defence and interior ministries from search results in Russia.