• Google has denied accusations of the FAS sabotage

  • The Corporation Google has denied accusations of the FAS of Russia of sabotaging the execution of a precept to eliminate violations in the Russian market of mobile applications. The radio station "Moscow speaking" said the Director of public relations, Google Russia Alla Zabrovskaya.

    "We are working with the Federal Antimonopoly service on the execution of their orders. Our product team is working on technical details," she said. Zabrovskaya said that the company had sent notifications to Russian Android users about the possibility to configure the smartphone, in particular, by adding apps from Google.

    Day 31 October, the head of FAS Igor Artemyev said that Google does not comply previously issued by the Antimonopoly service of the injunction and threatened to go to court. "For some minor issues some movements made and announced. But on the core issues that we blame them, they do nothing. They filed an appeal and thereby wasting time," said Artemyev.

    Artemyev said that the contempt of court criminal liability — in this case, the managers responsible for the execution of the FAS regulations.

    In September, Google filed a cassation complaint to the Moscow Arbitration court on the decisions of the courts in favor of the FAS. Previously, the Internet giant asked to extend the period of execution of orders on elimination of violations, but the regulator denied this petition. The head of FAS stated that the settlement agreement between the competition authority and Google were not to be.

    11 Aug FAS fined Google Corporation to 438 million rubles. In September last year, the Agency acknowledged Google Inc. and Google Ireland Limited the violators of the law on protection of competition in terms of abuse of a dominant position on the market of pre-installed mobile apps in Russia. This was preceded by the proceedings initiated by "Yandex". The Russian company has accused the American Corporation that agreements with manufacturers of smartphones Google has restricted the installation of applications and services of other developers.


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