By Amie Ferris-Rotman

MOSCOW--Russia has formally blocked professional social network LinkedIn Corp., its communications regulator Roskomnadzor said Thursday.

The landmark ban comes a week after a Moscow court upheld a decision to block the U.S.-based company for not agreeing to store personal data of Russian users within the country's borders, a law that came into effect a year ago.

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November 17, 2016 04:04 ET (09:04 GMT)

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