The Moscow branch of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service on Thursday slapped German publishing house Axel Springer with a fine of 1 million rubles ($15,265) for violating advertising laws in four of its publications.
In a statement on its website, the watchdog said Axel Springer's magazines OK! and Forbes Woman
had published commercial content without marking them as "advertisements."
OK! had also advertised a digital media outlet without including a mandatory age rating, the statement said.
The watchdog cited that same violation for Gala Biografia — which it said had failed to include the age rating in ads for two Russian television channels.
A fourth magazine, GEO, was also named in the statement, but that publication's violations were not specified.
Axel Springer announced last month it was leaving the Russian market to comply with a law that limits foreign ownership of Russian media outlets.