Google pulls Russian opposition leader’s YouTube advert ahead of vote

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was recently detained over his participation in an anti-government protest in January 2018, walks out of a court building after a hearing in Moscow, Russia August 27, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Google removed a YouTube advert by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after authorities complained that the videos would violate an election silence law before Sunday’s vote for regional governors, an aide to Navalny said on Saturday. The series of YouTube videos featured Navalny inviting Russians to join demonstrations on Sunday, when polls […]

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