Russian prime-minister proposed to suspend Google‘s activity in Russia

Actually it was something between joke, allegation and dream. The prime minister Medvedev has said it on economic forum in Sochi. He said it as the answer to the call to support Russian companies in internal market and “to nurture ours”. And the answer was to suspend Google(‘s activity) in separately taken country.

Russian businessman asked Medveded whether it would be possible for Alibaba to became a prominent company if its competitors in Chine were Amazon and eBay? The business man suggested that it would not be possible. And the Russia must cultivate its own, national, companies. Apparently it means without foreigners. The businessman also proposed, perhaps as joke, to suspend Google in order to let the Yandex to “grow”. Prime-minister agreed.