Netflix suspends service in Russia
March 6 (Reuters) – Netflix Inc has suspended its service in Russia, a company spokesperson said on Sunday.
Earlier this week, Netflix temporarily stopped all future projects and acquisitions in Russia as it assessed the impact of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
“Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia,” the Netflix spokesperson said.
Netflix had earlier said it had no plans to add state-run channels to its Russian service, despite a regulation that would require it to distribute state-backed channels.
Reporting by Akriti Sharma and Additional reporting by Akanksha Khushi in Bengaluru Editing by Chris Reese
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This move continues a trend in the West of punishing ordinary Russians; who have nothing to do with the war; for a decision made by the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin.
As Site Nestor reported earlier; “Russians are bracing for an uncertain future of spiraling inflation, economic hardship and an even sharper squeeze on imported goods. The rouble has lost a third of its value this week after unprecedented Western sanctions were imposed to punish Russia for invading Ukraine.”
That last line though; “after unprecedented Western sanctions were imposed to punish Russia for invading Ukraine”; the phrase “punish Russia” could just as easily and accurately be replaced by the phrase “punish Russians”; because this is what has happened and continues to happen as a result of the sanctions. As a result, the poor and middle class are being punished for the Kremlin’s decision.