Russia Slaps Google With $34M Fine for Breaching Competition Rules

  • Russia’s competition watchdog fined Alphabet’s Google 2 billion roubles on Tuesday for abusing its dominant position in the video hosting market. Google has to pay the fine within two months of it entering into force.
  • Russia has slapped Google’s Russian subsidiary with numerous fines in recent months including a last week’s court order that asks the company to pay $358.7M over refusals to remove content Russia deems illegal.