On Monday, a Moscow court fined Google. 3 million roubles ($400,386) for failing to delete content it deemed illegal, as part of a larger dispute between Russia and the US internet giant.

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In October, Russia threatened to pay Google a percentage of its annual Russian turnover if it failed to remove forbidden information from its search engine and YouTube, in Moscow's most aggressive effort yet to rein in global internet corporations.

Google did not immediately react to a request for comment after announcing last month that it had paid more than 32 million roubles in fines.

This year, Russia has imposed a number of minor fines on American IT companies. Since March, state communications regulator Roskomnadzor has delayed Twitter's performance and told Reuters that it will not relax the mobile device limitations until all illegal content is deleted.