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    Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service to fine Google once again in case the company does not comply with the previous regulatory instruction by November 28, the FAS chief said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) will fine Google once again, for one million rubles (roughly $15,570), if the company does not comply with the previous regulatory instruction by November 28, the FAS chief said Wednesday.

    "[The fine] will be about one million rubles again, not a large fine yet," Igor Artemyev told reporters.

    The FAS chief had repeatedly stressed that his service would file a lawsuit against Google if the company failed to comply.

    FAS accuses Google of violating Russia's antitrust rules on the pre-installed mobile applications market. The case was launched after a complaint by Google’s local rival Yandex. The violations included pre-installing a number of its apps along with Google Play, as well as precluding the installation of apps made by other companies.

    Google has yet to pay the $6.8-million fine for its malpractices and the $7,800 penalty for failing to comply with FAS regulations in a timely manner. FAS ordered Google to stop the violations by December 18, 2015. The final deadline expired in late August 2016.

    Google filed three lawsuits against FAS as of early September and asked FAS to extend the terms of implementing the ruling, a request turned down by the service.


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