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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A court Moscow on Thursday fined Google 3 million rubles (about $41,100) for banned information in search results, which is the largest penalty the company has ever faced in Russia, the spokeswoman for the court told Sputnik.

    A Russian media watchdog has said that Google was still showing links for websites with extremist, pornographic, or suicidal content in search results, although Russia had restricted access to those websites.

    In the past, Google has been fined 500,000 rubles, 700,000 rubles, and 1.5 million rubles for similar breaches.

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    A Russian media watchdog has said that Google was still showing links for websites with extremist, pornographic, or suicidal content in search results, although Russia had restricted access to those websites.

    "In average, up to 30 percent of links to content prohibited in Russia, including sites with extremist, pornographic, and suicidal content, are not removed from search results [by the company]", Roskomnadzor said in a statement.

    The watchdog added that it would further monitor the compliance by search engines with the requirements of Russian legislation aimed at protecting citizens from illegal and socially dangerous content.

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