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 for the Russian market and globally. According to the Russian Software Developers Association (RUSSOFT) Russia has the third highest number of scientists and engineers per head of any country in the world. Google also hopes to establish long-term partnerships leading with Russian institutes and universities.
Alan Eustace, Senior Vice President Engineering and Research at Google said: “It’s great to have Sergei on board. Technology is at the heart of everything we do at Google – we’re looking forward to working with our new Moscow team to develop great products for Russian users”.