Canada imposed sanctions against Khudaverdyan following the EU and the UK. After restrictive measures, he left the post of head of Yandex and the board of directors alt=”Canada imposed sanctions against the former head of Yandex and Ekaterina Andreeva” />
Canada has included in the sanctions list the former head of “Yandex” Tigran Khudaverdyan and TV presenter Ekaterina Andreeva, according to the website of the government.
Khudaverdyan has served as managing director of the Yandex group of companies since 2019. and served on the board of directors. He became CEO in mid-March. In this post, Khudaverdyan replaced Elena Bunina, who left to work as an HR director in the Israeli office of Yandex. and stated that she had no plans to return to Russia, as she opposed the military operation.
On the day of his appointment as CEO, Khudaverdyan fell under the sanctions of the European Union and Great Britain. After that, in “Yandex” reported that he would leave the board of directors and the post of deputy CEO of Yandex N.V., as well as positions in the Dutch subsidiaries of the company. As a result, and.about. Heads of OOO “Yandex” Bunin was left for a month, and on April 14, Artem Savinovsky was appointed the new CEO.
Ekaterina Andreeva, who also came under Canadian sanctions, has been on Channel One since 1998. program “Time”. In March of this year, during its broadcast, the editor of Channel One ran out. Marina Ovsyannikova. She unfurled an anti-war banner and began shouting anti-war slogans. The presenter continued the program, after a few seconds the broadcast from the studio was replaced with a prepared story about sanctions.
Ovsyannikova was fined 30 thousand rubles. for an appeal recorded before the action, under Part 2 of Art. 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (holding a public event without filing a notification in the prescribed manner). At the end of March, the Ostankino court received an administrative case against a journalist under Part 1 of Art. 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (discrediting the Russian army), according to which it faces a fine of up to 50 thousand rubles. The court later returned the case to the police.
The Russian authorities consider Western sanctions illegal and have warned that they will respond to them. In particular, in March, the Foreign Ministry banned more than 300 Canadian citizens from entering Russia, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly and National Defense Minister Anita Anand. Subsequently, the list was repeatedly expanded, it also included the wife of Prime Minister Sophie Trudeau, the leadership of the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as a number of federal and regional officials.
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