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Russian Yandex Moves Closer to IPO

The Moscow Times reports that Yandex, the largest search engine in Russia, plans to raise $1.5b to $2b in a New York IPO this fall. Their source has said that these expectations are based on a preliminary valuation of Yandex … Read More

Russians Snub ICANN with IDN SU Registrations

As we reported back in February 2007, ICANN is still attempting to delete the obsolete SU (Soviet Union) extension but having little success. While they have managed to decommission the .YU (Yogoslavia) extension successfully they are finding rebellion among Russian … Read More

Russian WebMoney system: free PDF magazine

If you’re considering targeting the Russian audience, one of the first hurdles to overcome is how to deal with the local online payment methods. Credit cards have started to be distributed but they are expensive, with high interest rates, activation … Read More

Russian Yandex Hands Out Free Kaspersky Anti-Virus

Yandex, the leading search engine portal in Russia has signed a deal with Kaspersky Anti-Virus to bundle their product into their desktop application, Ya Online. Ya Online is free desktop software, which connects to their mail service (Yandex Post), allows … Read More

New IPO Rumours for Russian Yandex

The Moscow Times reports that the leading Russian search engine, Yandex, plans for float shares in an IPO on New York’s Nasdaq stock exchange this fall. They have accredited this to a “banking source with knowledge of the matter”. Yandex … Read More

MySpace sets sights on Russia

MySpace, the popular social networking site has announced plans to roll out a Russian language version to capitalise on the country’s fast-growing Internet advertising business. Alexa currently ranks MySpace in 55th place in Russia but analysts say their competitive advantage … Read More

Rambler addresses Russian press rumours of delisting

Prof-Media has issued a formal response to the rumours circulating in the Russian press concerning their delisting on the London Stock Exchange. Prof-Media is the majority share holder in Rambler Media, the company operating the Rambler search engine portal in … Read More

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