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Google opens Russian R&D centre

Search Engine Watch reports that Google is to open a research and development centre in Russia, run by Sergei Burkov, Founder & CEO of Dulance Google plans to use Russia’s phenomenal engineering talent to help develop great new products both … Read More

1st Birthday for Russian search engine Nigma.ru

Nigma.ru have released a press release today to mark their 1st birthday, which was officially on 12th April. The Nigma.ru metasearch engine was developed as a project by the students and graduate students at the psychology faculty of Moscow State … Read More

Ukraine has 3 million internet users with Google leading

Bigmir.net, the Ukrainian internet statistics site in partnership with Sputnik Media has released their metrics report for March 2006. During March, the Ukrainian internet audience grew 10% (274,000 new users). Bigmir.net estimates that there are nearly 3 million (2,913,193) internet … Read More

New search for Russian mobiles

Mail.ru, the popular Russian mailbox provider, has announced the launch of their new WAP mobile search service today. This beta service will allow mobile users to retrieve information on Runet WAP sites and to use Mail.ru’s own search engine (WAP-search). … Read More

Russian Internet daily audience has grown 29%

The second annual conference “Audience Control and Advertising in the Internet” has just come to a close in Moscow. More then 300 people from different regions of Russia came to the capital to discuss internet advertising perspectives, 2 times more … Read More

Russian domains reach half a million

Ru-Centre, the Russian Registrar, has released this Monday on the number of domains in circulation. According to their figures 140 000 new URLs appeared last year in the Russian internet, which is 46.31% more than in 2004. In the beginning … Read More

Problem of using web evidence in Russia

An panel of lawyers concluded on Thursday that Russian notaries are not ready to certify Web resources for use as evidence in court cases. This has implications for company protection against copyright, branding and other intellectual property cases involving the … Read More

Russian search engine Yandex set for IPO

The Moscow Times is carrying a report on the recent surge in London IPO listings for Russian companies. Seven Russian IPOs raised $5 billion on the London Stock Exchange in 2005, making Russia the biggest source of international primary offerings … Read More

New law pressures online gambling in Russia

Offline gambling has exploded in Russia in the last three years, particularly in Moscow. It is an estimated $5 billion annual business and draws players to both high-class casinos and the one-rouble slots in small arcades. Russia, the world’s second-largest … Read More

Yandex announce record profits in Russia

Yandex, Russia’s most popular search engine portal, have announced record profits for last year. Net profit of the company in 2005 was $13,6m, and turnover (revenue) was $35,6m (on US GAAP, without including NDS). Those figures have doubled since 2004. … Read More

Decline of dial-up in Russia

With ADSL lines increasing to 8MB in the US and Europe it is easy to forget that many Russian users still access the internet using a dial up connection. However research carried out this month by the ROMIR group has … Read More

Russian internet usage at 17% of population

ROMIR, the independent research group has released their periodical results for internet usage, which show that at the end of 2005, RuNet users share made up 17% of the whole adult population of Russia. Whilst this was a disappointing dip … Read More

Russian outsourcing and software summit 2006

For those looking beyond the usual conference schedule this year, the RUSSOFT summit held in Moscow from 31 May to 2 June offers a chance to meet Russian outsourcing companies first hand. The summit was started to promote Russia’s programming … Read More

Russian IT Sector to Rise to $40Bln

The telecommunications and information technology industry will grow to exceed $40 billion a year by 2010, IT and Communications Minister Leonid Reiman said on Monday at a news conference held in Moscow. The total market was reported to have reached … Read More