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Russia: Antitrust watchdog says Google will not ‘get off with fines’

 |  December 4, 2016

Google will not “get off with fines” in the case of competition law violation, Head of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service Igor Artemyev said on Friday.

“They will not get off with fines. The thing is that there are so many different possibilities. Russia, a large state, will protect itself and the interests of consumers,” he said in an interview with NTV.

It was reported earlier that the Moscow Arbitration Court has decided to transfer Google’s appeal lodged against a judgement made by courts upholding the legality of the decision by FAS, to the intellectual property rights court.

In September 2015, the Federal Antimonopoly Service ruled that Google and Google Ireland. had breached the competition protection law under the complaint of the Russian Internet company Yandex.

Full Content: Russia New Agency

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