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MOSCOW (Reuters) – the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service said on Thursday that it had fined Google 100,000 rubles ($1,560) for the dissemination of advertising for financial services to be provided by the Ali Market, a company that says it does not have the required permit for this activity.
Russia has a penalty from Google several times over the past few years, although the penalties are usually just for small amounts of money. The consequence of this is that Google’s 700,000 rubles in June for failing to remove the items from the search results, which Moscow believes is illegal, information.
Earlier this month, the communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said that Google had been allowed to political advertising during the local elections in October. 8 despite the fact that it called for a ban on all such advertising.
Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Angus MacSwan