PepsiCo has been found guilty of breaking advertising regulations in Russia.

Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service has said that PepsiCo Holdings, the US soft drinks giant's local arm, had violated a regulation that forbids companies from using advertising that shows people breaking laws.

In the commercial, a group of young people are playing musical instruments while drinking Pepsi. Nearby residents ask them to stop playing; they refuse and turn up the music.

The FAS said the actions of the people in the ad broke a Russian law on disturbing people's peace and quiet at night.

A spokesman for PepsiCo in New York said today (1 February): "After the FAS expressed its concerns, we removed the commercial."