After talks on Monday, Google and a Russian lawmaker announced that the corporation had paid Russia more than 32 million roubles ($455,079) in fines for failing to erase content that Moscow deems illegal.

Last week, Russia announced that it would pursue a fine of a percentage of Google's annual Russian turnover later this month for persistently failing to remove forbidden information from its search engine and YouTube, marking Moscow's most aggressive action yet to rein in global internet corporations.

According to news reports, Vasily Piskarev, the chairman of a parliamentary commission investigating foreign intervention in Russia, claimed Google's officials expressed a wish to engage in discussion and that the corporation had paid more than 32 million roubles in unpaid fines.

In a blog post, Marco Pancini, YouTube's EMEA director for working with state agencies, stated Google had paid all fines on schedule. Roskomnadzor, Russia's communications regulator, announced last week that this year's figure was 32.5 million roubles.

According to Interfax, Roskomnadzor indicated on Monday that it has the technological capabilities to slow down YouTube's performance, but that administrative measures will be taken instead.

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According to Pancini, Google complied with requests to remove content 96.2 percent of the time in 2020, and it removed over 489,000 videos in the first half of this year, but Russia claimed that too much-forbidden information remained online.

Last week, Piskarev stated that this contained child pornography. Other foreign internet companies have been forced by Russia to remove posts that promote drug misuse and risky activities, as well as information about homemade weapons and explosives, as well as posts by groups it labels as radical or terrorist.

According to the RIA news agency, some 2,650 pieces of unlawful information on Google's internet resources remained undeleted as of the beginning of October.

"As we can see, work has been done, but it is still far from perfect," he remarked.

Pancini had cited technological issues as the reason for Google's failure to remove all of the illegal information, according to Piskarev.