Civil rights

Urge Sanctions Against Yandex

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The Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA)
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  1. Launched March 2022
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  3. Submitted on 21 Mar 2022
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In Russia, Yandex search engine hides news about the Ukraine war, filters sources. News from major Russian independent media such as Novaya Gazeta (headed by Nobel prize laureate), Meduza, Dozhd, etc. are not presented.

We propose to impose sanctions against the Yandex company, managers and everyone who is involved in informational interference https://yandex.ru/company/people.

Composition of the Board of Directors

Arkady Volozh, the head of the Yandex group of companies

Rogier Rijnja, Vice President of Human Resources and Member of the Executive Committee of DE Master Blenders

Charles Ryan, General Partner of Almaz Capital Partners

Alexander Voloshin, former Chief of Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation

Esther Dyson, founder of Wellville

Ilya Strebulaev, Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University

John Boynton, President of Private investment company Firehouse Capital Inc.

Tigran Khudaverdyan, Managing Director of Yandex

Alexey Komissarov, General Director of ANO "Russia - Land of Opportunities"

Alexei Yakovitsky, General Director of VTB Capital

This is contrary to the principles of Yandex search

2.1. The purpose of the Search is to impartially provide the user with complete and relevant information in a form in which it will help him to solve his problem conveniently and in the shortest possible time. https://yandex.ru/legal/search_audit_policy/

Yandex offices are represented in many European countries including Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands

We urge Yandex employees not to be silent and to report the facts of influence on the information issue in the search engine.

Reason

In Russia, Yandex search engine hides news about the Ukraine war, filters sources. News from major Russian independent media such as Novaya Gazeta (headed by Nobel prize laureate), Meduza, Dozhd, etc. are not presented.

Yandex coverage is 28 million people*. Russian citizens are in the information blockade.

*https://tokar.ua/read/9412

Thank you for your support, Paavo Ulmanis from Tallinn,
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