The American company Apple has paid a fine of 906 million rubles ($12.12 million) in a Russian antitrust case for abuse of a dominant position in the market for mobile applications, reports “Radio Liberty” .
According to Voice of America, antitrust proceedings against Apple were initiated in 2019 following a complaint by Kaspersky Lab, whose application for the Kaspersky Safe Kids parental control program was rejected in the AppStore.
This is the second time in 2023 that Apple has accepted fines imposed on the company by Russian authorities. On January 17, the Federal Antimonopoly Service fined Apple $17 million for allegedly “forcing Russian developers to use Apple’s payment services” in the App Store.
In March 2022, Apple suspended official sales of all its products in Russia following the start of the war in Ukraine. In Russia, the ApplePay payment service has also been canceled in Russia.