Yandex starts labelling Google resources in search results as violating Russian legislation

At the request of Russia’s telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor, the Yandex search engine has begun labelling Google resources as violating Russian law.

‘According to the grounding law, we are required to inform users in the search results that the owner of the resource is in violation of Russian legislation if Roskomnadzor introduces the measure. Today, we received a demand from the regulator that requires us to show such a label,’ confirmed the Yandex press service.

Previously, Roskomnadzor announced that it will take ‘informative and economic coercive measures’ against Google. Roskomnadzor will label Google a ‘violator of Russian law’ and prohibit it from advertising.