FAS Will Analyze the Entire Search Market in Russia

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia will analyze the actions of Google and other search engines in the Yandex case on promoting services in search results.

In a statement given to Interfax, the ministry has stated that:

As part of the consideration of the case against Yandex, FAS will analyze all legal relations arising with the participation of search services (both Russian and foreign) operating on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Recall that the FAS filed a case against Yandex on April 13. The organization did not comply with the February 20 warning from the antitrust authority and continues to create discriminatory conditions in the Internet search market.

Last summer, online services ivi, Avito, CIAN, Profi.ru, Tutu.ru, Drom.ru, 2GIS, and Zoon wrote a complaint to the FAS about Yandex’s abuse of its dominant position in the search market.

This week, representatives of the beauty industry also accused Yandex of unfair competition, as reported in a letter to the head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Maxim Shaskolsky. You can read about this here.

Dan Taylor
Dan Taylor is an experienced SEO consultant and has worked with brands and companies on optimizing for Russia (and Yandex) for a number of years. Winner of the inaugural 2018 TechSEO Boost competition, webmaster at HreflangChecker.com and Sloth.Cloud, and founder of RussianSearchNews.com.