Russia-Ukraine conflict: Netflix splits from Russia


After more than a week of war between Russia and Ukraine, Netflix, the US-based streaming platform has announced the suspension of all its services in Russia. Notably, it is by far the largest company to exit Russia. first reported by DiversityNetflix spokeswoman Emily Feingold also gave a statement confirming the news. According to the official statement, “Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia.”

As for the unversed, Netflix recently refused to comply with a new Russian law. The law states that major streamers in the country are obliged to broadcast 20 Russian propaganda channels, including NTV, which Netflix denied. Later, Netflix also announced a halt to all Russian acquisitions and productions, including Russian Netflix originals that were already in the works.

Netflix was reportedly on four Russian originals. It has about 1 million customers in Russia, reported bloomberg, Additionally, Sony, Warner Bros., and Disney had announced a halt to their future film releases in Russia. These films include batman, turning red And morbius,

Additionally, TikTok has also blocked any new video uploads and live streams in Russia, after introducing a new “fake news” law in the country. The law threatens prison for anyone publishing “false information about the country’s invasion of Ukraine”. If found guilty, he could face up to 15 years in prison or a fine of 1.5 million rubles (about Rs 10,74,000).

Tech companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung have also announced to stop their sales in Russia in view of the current situation. Twitter, Meta and YouTube have also made some announcements in this regard. In support of Ukraine, EA has removed the Russian national team and all Russian football clubs from its popular FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile and FIFA Online game titles. With this the company has effectively removed most of the Russian players from the game. Activision Blizzard joins other companies that have stopped doing business in Russia.

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