The comments came from a pre-election debate aired on Russian state television. The state television service asked YouTube to block the use of the video, citing copyright infringement; other clips remain accessible.
In recent months, Russia has demanded that tech giants remove content the government has deemed offensive, dangerous, or lewd. An election app run by the team of jailed opposition leader Aleksei Navalny has also been targeted.
Russia's media watchdog has blocked six providers of virtual proxy networks (VPNs), which people can use to circumvent government restrictions on the Internet. The move comes ahead of parliamentary elections this month.
In recent months, Russian regulators have fined Apple for giving preference to its own applications. At the same time, Moscow enforced controversial legislation demanding that smartphones, tablets, and computers sold in the country come with preinstalled domestic software and apps.