The accounts and property of Google LLC were seized by the Moscow Arbitration Court for 500 million rubles. This decision was issued as an interim measure under the lawsuit of GPM Entertainment Television LLC (part of the Gazprom-Media holding) on the restoration of an account on the YouTube platform.
“Accept the application of LLC “GPM Entertainment Television”, for the adoption interim measures. For a total of 500,000,000 rubles, take interim measures such as the seizure (including funds that will credited to bank account accounts) and all movable or immovable property owned in Google LLC.”, – Interfax quotes the court decision.
GPM Entertainment Television asks for a court order to allow full access to its YouTube account and to pay a penalty.
We should also mention that the Federal Antimonopoly Service earlier identified the blocking of Russian YouTube channels and considered it a violation to antitrust laws.