Russian subscribers sue Netflix for suspending service

By Dénes Albert
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Russian customers of the U.S. streaming service Netflix have filed a class action lawsuit against the streaming service provider because Netflix has breached its contract with its subscribers to leave the Russian market and make its service unavailable to viewers.

With this unilateral decision, the company violated the right of Russian subscribers to the uninterrupted service provided in the contract. The plaintiffs are demanding 60 million rubles ($726,000) in damages from the U.S. company.

Netflix has not yet commented on the legal action taken against it.

The streaming giant announced on March 7 that it, like many other Western companies, would suspend its operations in Russia to sanction the country for its invasion of Ukraine.

In a separate development, Polish game studio CD Projekt Red has also barred access to its online gaming platform from Russia.

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