Apple and Google ordered Russian media officials to remove Vladimirputin’s biggest enemy app


Alexei Navalny

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, his wife Julia, opposition politician Lyubov Sobol, and other demonstrators mourn the Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, who was killed in downtown Moscow on February 29, 2020. March. Cyrillic Kudryavtsev via Getty Images / AFP

  • Russian media officials have ordered Google and Apple to remove the Alexei Navalny app.

  • Navalny, currently in prison in Russia, is President Vladimirputin’s greatest enemy.

  • This move seems to be the latest attempt by the Kremlin to silence Navalny.

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Russian media authority Roskomnadzor has told Apple and Google’s parent company Alphabet. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s greatest enemy Reportedly from their platform.

Russian news agency Interfax needs to remove app for publishing articles about Alexei Navalny from Google and Apple’s app store as Russian courts consider Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation to be radical. Said there is.

Neither Apple nor Alphabet could comment on the request on Saturday.

This development represents the latest attempt by the Russian government to silence Navalny. Navalny is currently in Russian prison after returning from Germany. In August of last year, he recovered from poisoning by Novichok, a nerve agent of the Soviet era, in Serbia. The Kremlin says he is guilty of embezzlement.

Putin and the Russian government’s treatment of Navalny continues to draw criticism from abroad. During a Friday meeting with Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Navalny’s imprisonment unacceptable And asked for his release.

U.S. President Joe Biden’s team has Warned Russia about “results” If Navalny died in custody.

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