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New Russian search engine GoGo launched

Mail.ru have launched a new search engine into Runet this week, called “GoGo”. GoGo allows you to search for web pages, pictures, photo and video files. In addition, area search index included Otvety.mail.ru service. The search engine currently indexes 1 … Read More

OLX Launches Russian Operation

OLX, the online classified service, have announced their expansion into the Russian market. The company provides a similar service to CraigsList, where users are encouraged to place free classified adverts for products or services. Working already in 35 countries, OLX … Read More

Google Turns to Advertising in Russia

C-News reports that Google has launched its first ever advertising campaign in Russia. While usual Google policy is to rely on word of mouth to build support, they have decided to change policy in Runet. Google’s advertising banners appeared on … Read More

Rambler announces end-of-year results in Russia

Rambler Media, the holding group for the Rambler search portal, have published their end of year results for 2006 today. Report highlights: Internet Revenue up 91% on year to US$28.3m (from US$14.8m in 2005) 24.4m unique monthly users for Rambler.ru … Read More

Russian Yandex Continues Push Into Ukraine

Yandex, the leading Russian search engine, announced today the opening of a new office in Kiev. One of the main thrusts of the new branch of Yandex will be to develop existing services for Ukrainian users. Ukraine is promising market … Read More

Russian LiveJournal joins Yandex Ad Network

Yandex has secured a contract with the company behind LiveJournal in Russia to display their contextual adverts on users blogs. LiveJournal is very popular in Russia with almost 1m blogs currently hosted on the system and a reported 3.3m visitors … Read More

Index Ventures invests £9.1 million in Russian Amazon

E-consultancy reports that Index Ventures, Holtzbrinck Ventures and Cisco Systems have invested £9.1m (approx. $18m) into Ozon.ru, the Russian “Amazon”. Ozon.ru intends to use the capital to develop its logistics, expand product lines and establish new distribution centres across Russia. … Read More

Free PDF on Website Globalisation

Marketing Sherpa have released a useful white paper on Website Globalisation, you can download this free of charge until the 11th April. Web globalization isn’t just for large multinational corporations anymore. Companies of all sizes are capitalizing on the Internet … Read More

Internet & Business Conference in Russia

The 2nd Internet and Business conference will take place in Moscow on the 18th-20th of April. Some of the topics set to be covered include: Exponential growth of internet in Russia Contextual advertising/pay for placement systems and future developments Electronic … Read More

Google opens new office in Moscow

Google is celebrating their first anniversary in Russia at the moment and according to 3dnews.ru, they are marking the occasion by opening a new office in Moscow. In 2006, Google set up two development centers in Moscow and St. Petersburg. … Read More

Russian E-commerce up 42% in 2006

Yandex, the leading Russian search portal, has released a new report on the state of e-commerce in Russia. The results are promising, up 42% in 2006, racing ahead of the 25% rise seen in western markets. As expected, Moscow leads … Read More