Illegal products and services – Russia

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The Google Ads policy on illegal products and services will change in March 2014. Google will stop showing ads targeting Russia and promoting information products unless the ads contain one of the following age ratings: 18+, 16+, 12+, 6+ or 0+. The age rating must be clearly visible in the ad or appear in the ad text. Information products include books and other printed or digital media, movies and other audiovisual content, music, software, games, shows, performances, concerts and any other products or events that may include information that's age restricted in Russia. We made this decision due to changes in Russian law. After the new policy goes into effect, the policy description will be updated to reflect this change.
(Posted in March 2014)

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