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 for Yandex, where they currently fight for position with Google. Latest statistics show that Yandex has 35.2% market share against Google’s 45.8% for all queries in Ukraine, but only 17.3% against Google’s 66.1% for queries originating from Ukrainian IP’s. There are currently around 3m internet users in the country.