MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) may start consultations on the settlement with Google on March 6, head of the Service Igor Artemyev told TASS on Friday.
"We are a bit sadder but wiser; we are optimists and it means we hope they will come to us to perform our order and then we will be able to talk. I have no formal papers; I think consultations will start in the essence [on the settlement - TASS] on Monday only," the official said.
FAS may deny fine reduction for Google in settlement due to long-term order nonperformance, the official added.
"Certainly, we may simply refuse to reduce the fine because of order nonperformance. We usually lower the fine when making a settlement but in this case we may not do so, considering the time of lasting damage. I will particularly respond to their sincerity," Artemyev said.