Region: Russian Federation

Russia fines Apple €10 million for app store abuse

Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service has fined Apple for favouring its own applications on its iOS operating system over rivals, eight months after the enforcer found that the company abused its dominance.

28 April 2021

Russia probes Yandex over self-preferencing concerns

Russia’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into Yandex over suspicions the company is abusing its dominance in the search engine market by prioritising search results for its own products.

15 April 2021

Russia can’t block taxi deal despite competition concerns

Ride-sharing joint venture Yandex Taxi’s proposed acquisition of certain assets from Russia’s largest taxi company raises competition concerns but falls below the threshold requiring antitrust approval, the country’s competition watchdog has said.

30 March 2021

Russian enforcer orders Yandex to stop discrimination

Russia’s competition watchdog has ordered Yandex to stop giving its own companies preferential opportunities to promote their services on its search engine, as part of a warning that the company may be abusing its dominance.

25 February 2021

Russia targets fuel sector cartelists

Russia’s competition authority has fined six fuel companies more than €4.47 million for rigging bids to supply federal, state and local governments with a range of fuels and lubricants.

09 February 2021

Booking.com must drop price parity clauses in Russia

Russia’s competition authority has said it will order Booking.com to remove all price parity clauses from its contracts with hotels because they restrict competition between accommodation providers.

04 January 2021

Google faces complaint in Russia over YouTube terms

A Russian public interest group has accused Google of abusing its dominance in the market for social network video hosting by arbitrarily blocking accounts and using an opaque algorithm to determine which results appear on its YouTube service.

14 December 2020

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11 December 2020

Russian competition watchdog head steps down after 16 years

Igor Artemiev, who was appointed to lead Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service when it was founded in 2004, has left the agency to become an assistant to the country’s prime minister.

16 November 2020

Russia sends second warning to Booking.com

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has given Booking.com one month to remove narrow most-favoured-nation clauses from its contracts with domestic accommodation providers.

22 September 2020

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