23:21 GMT01 March 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor said Friday it had asked Google to lift restrictions on publishing videos with the Russian national anthem on YouTube.

    "YouTube blocking the Russian anthem is open and unacceptable insult to all the people of our country", the watchdog said.

    Roskomnadzor said that the anthem, like any other state symbols, could not be subject to copyright.

    According to Russian media reports, YouTube content-makers from Russia have found out that the platform was blocking their videos that used the anthem for copyright infringement, alleging that the rights belonged to a private company.

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