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Russia fined Google for 6.7 million dollars

Russia fined Google for 6.7 million dollarsFederal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) fined Google for 438 million rubles (about 6.7 million dollars) for violating the law on protection of competition.

This is stated on the website of the Russian Ministry.

More September 18, 2015 FAS Russia recognized that Google has abused a dominant position.

The Commission has established FAS, Google has provided to manufacturers of mobile devices for pre-installation on mobile devices running the operating system Android applications Google, as well as its search engine and their mandatory placement on the priority items on the home page of the device.

In Office believe that the actions brought Google to ban other applications other developers.

"Law on Protection of Competition should observe all companies whose products are supplied to the Russian Federation - and multinational corporations including", said Head of the Communications Regulation and Information Technology FAS Elena Zaeva.

As the "Medusa" case against Google was initiated at the request of "Yandex". The Russian company has complained that Google allows manufacturers to install mobile app store Google Play only if the special conditions.

"Google can put any restrictions - until the ban on cooperation with competing services", said in a statement, "Yandex".
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