In a Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat with reference to its own sources, information appeared that Yandex assets, which belong to Arkady Volozh, were arrested in Finland. This happened as part of the EU sanctions measures, bank accounts and shares of the Global DC Oy data center and Yango taxi service were blocked.
It is reported that the blocking occurred back in August, clarifies “Kommersant”. A subsidiary of Yandex operates in the country, which is responsible for the operation of the data center, which is located in the city of Mäntsälä. This company was previously called Yandex Oy, but after the start of events around Ukraine, it changed its name to Global DC Oy.
Arkady Volozh left the post of CEO of Yandex and other posts in June this year, transferring authority to the board of directors. However, according to the source, he kept the console over Global DC Oy. At the same time, it was noted that the freezing of assets will not directly affect the work of the company. Note that Yandex has not yet commented on the situation.
Earlier in Yandex submitted improved search and enriched answers.