Russian state officials think Alexey Navalny’s YouTube videos qualify as American election meddling

Russia’s Central Election Commission has sent a formal letter to Google complaining about Alexey Navalny using YouTube to distribute information about pension-reform protests on September 9, when the country holds nationwide regional elections. The letter was addressed to Larry Page, the CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, Central Election Commission member Alexander Klyukin told the Federation Council’s Commission for the Protection of State Sovereignty.