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Russia: Regulator offers truce to Google

 |  September 26, 2016

An amicable agreement can be signed between Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service and Google at any stage of case hearings, as long as the US giant admits violations and fixes them, the service’s Deputy Director Anatoly Golomolzin said Monday.

“The matter of principle for us – not only regarding Google, but also all other court disputes – is that we sign amicable agreements only when a company acknowledges the fact of violation of the antimonopoly law and takes steps to eliminate infringements and their consequences,” Golomolzin said.

The antitrust agency found Google guilty for abusing its dominant position on the local market of preinstalled application stores and ordered it to revise contracts with device manufacturers, when the US company used to force producers to install application store Google Play along with other programs.

The agency  fined Google $6.79 million, although the pay date expired in late August.

The authority and Google are also involved in court hearings, as the company challenged the service’s decision.

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