In July, the watchdog fined Google $11,000 for failing to filter its traffic in accordance to strict Russian internet laws, which require certain content to be censored but Google has still not paid yet.
“Until September 30 Google has to pay fine. I believe that the company, like any other, will wait until the last moment to pay the fine,” Zharov told reporters on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF).
Zharov added that Google still has not changed its search filtering parameters over which it was initially fined.
Russia introduced a law in July 2018 that requires online search engines to conceal any hyperlinks to materials that are banned in Russia. Google has refused to connect to the Federal information system where the banned websites are listed.
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