Russia fines Google $26,989 for failing to remove illegal contents

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Moscow court on Thursday said it had fined Alphabet Inc.’s Google 2 million roubles ($26,989) for failing to delete content Russia deems illegal, part of a wider dispute between Moscow and the U.S. tech giant.

The penalty was in addition to fines totaling 14 million roubles on Tuesday for the same offense.

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Google, which faces two other cases in the Moscow court later on Thursday, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

($1 = 74.1050 roubles)