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Microsoft says Russia watchdog found no violation

MOSCOW, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Microsoft MSFT.O said on Monday that Russia's state anti-monopoly service, FAS, has not found any violations of anti-trust laws over cutbacks in supplies of its Windows XP operating system within Russia.

“Microsoft is committed to full compliance with the laws applicable in Russia as well as in all countries where we do business. We are glad that FAS did not find any violation,” the company said in emailed comments to Reuters.

The anti-monopoly service launched a probe against Microsoft in June, saying it thought the company had violated antimonopoly legislation by cutting delivery of Windows XP to Russia both as a separate system and pre-installed on personal computers, as well as in its pricing policy on the product. [nL435248]

FAS was not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; editing by Amie Ferris-Rotman)

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