Goodbye to Moscow, from Airbnb .
Like the rest of us, Airbnb is trying to simplify its relationship with Russia.
The home-rental platform closed its Russian subsidiary and will instead run its Russian business out of Berlin.
Airbnb first got out of Moscow in 2015, but is back in the Russian bulletin now as some of the final ways on that decision are worked out.
According to a report this week in the Russian paper Kommersant translated by East-West Digital News , Airbnb first left Russia in the wake of data reporting requirements imposed by Russian imposition officials. Russia reportedly required the company to provide user data.
Airbnb opened a subsidiary in China in November that similarly moved the company’s neighbourhood business as segregated from the rest of its world-wide functionings. When it closed its Russian office, Airbnb also consolidated its Copenhagen office with its U.K. business.
“Airbnb has not had an office in Moscow since 2015. We remain committed to the Russian busines and have a squad dedicated to driving our business forward of the states of the region, ” Airbnb spokesman Peter Huntingford remarked. “As a quick moving business with over 3 million directories in more than 191 countries, we regularly review the orientation of our departments to best indicate the changing be necessary for our business.”
What a great time to bible an Airbnb in Moscow!