Russia’s State Duma wants to nationalize Google Russia

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2014/09/12 • Russia

Google must create a subsidiary by early 2015 in order to operate in the Russian Federation, RIA Novosti reported Russia State Duma MP Yevgeny Fyodorov as stating.

Next week the MP plans to send an inquiry to law enforcement agencies about the recent media rumors of Google’s collaboration with the Security Service of Ukraine, according to which the internet company was alleged to be providing personal data of Russian citizens.

“We believe that, over time, we must nationalize Google, so that Google in Russia will be transferred under Russian jurisdiction and authority,” Fedorov said at a press conference. The MP did not offer formal justification for the possible nationalization.

“The deadline for the nationalization of Google, we hope, is the beginning of next year. These are the soft methods: transfer [of the company] under national jurisdiction, if you like, call it “forced de-offshoring,” he added.

According to Fedorov, Russia needs to get prepared for a rather long period of aggression – including informational – toward Russia. The deputy did not explain what he meant by informational aggression and from where such aggression is directed.


Source:  Forbes Ukraina

Translated by A. N., edited by Andrew Kinder

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  • pieta

    Nationalize google. Go ahead. Google is internet based company. You can nationalize assets like offices or even russian domain, but google will not give you their search algorithms. Without search algorithms, you can’t do shit. Creating your own search engine requires years of programing and massive servers. Yeah. Go ahead Russia.

  • Milton Devonair

    fsb, formerly kgb, formerly nkvd.
    russia remains the same, a bio threat to humans.
    russia is ebola.

  • Dean Venture

    This is such a stupid move by Russia. Investors are already fleeing in droves. Actions like this will only hasten their flight. Russia is dooming itself to the third world. Did they learn nothing from the Soviet experience?

  • Dirk Smith

    Ummm….who is calling Ukrainians fascists? The muscovites once again show their true lack of intelligence. Wow…

  • JabbaTheCat

    The noose on freedom tightens further…

  • Murf

    “The gods drive insane those they are about to destroy.”
    Yea that’s it, antagonize one of the largest communication organizations in the history of man.
    Also in other Economic news
    The ruble has fallen to a record low 37 to one USD. The Ukraine HV is only is only 12 to 1 Wow I am just middle class in the US. I could be a millionair in Russia! I would rather live in a trailor park in the US than a penthouse in Russia.
    Inflation is estimated to be +7% for the rest of the year.
    Ural crude oil has dropped to 97 USD. A 3.7% drop in one week. Russia gets about half it’s revenues from oil sales. Below 90 and they are hurting.
    BP is looking at selling it’s 20% stake in Rosneft.
    Capital flight is estimated to be over 100 billion this year alone.
    The Tech industry is fleeing the country, and probably taking a lot of Russian talent with it.
    So yea, try stealing Google assets. At this rate Russia will be living in the 19th century in no time.

    • Michel Cloarec

      The rats are always living the boats before they sunk !

    • Murf

      Three months later and the above numbers look…inviting. Pleasant even.
      I guess it’s true what they say; when things get bad remember they can always get worse.

  • Luda Murr

    what a BS!

  • Michel Cloarec

    What does he say ? “According to Fedorov, Russia needs to get prepared for a rather long period of aggression – including informational – toward Russia. The deputy did not explain what he meant by informational aggression and from where such aggression is directed.” He is damm right ! I hope he is not surprised ?

    • Murf

      That is more than surreal!