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Google's subsidiary in Russia is filing for bankruptcy after the country's government seized its bank account.
"The Russian authorities' seizure of Google Russia's bank account has made it untenable for our Russia office to function, including employing and paying Russia-based employees, paying suppliers and vendors, and meeting other financial obligations," a Google spokesperson said in a statement.
Google will keep free services, like search, YouTube, Maps and Gmail, available to people in Russia, the company noted.
Google hadfollowing demands from Russian officials that the company stop showing ads about .
Since late February, many companies have. Apple, for instance, stopped selling its products there and halted online transactions; Intel suspended business operations in the country; Microsoft suspended sales of products and services there; and Nokia exited the Russian market.