Thoughts on Russia


Russia is located in northern Eurasia. Being a proven Westerner, I often forget about Eurasia and Russia. I forget how Russia looms over a tremendous landmass and holds a staggering amount of natural resources, history and population. Kaliningrad, Russia.

3 Things Russia's Largest Fashion Retailer Can Teach You

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Russia's largest retailer knows the competitive landscape is changing. This is what the company is doing about it

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Uber Merges With Yandex and Exits Russia

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The combined companies have a $3.7 billion valuation and Uber exits another big market after leaving China last year.

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Russia Blocks Access to LinkedIn. Are Facebook and Twitter Next?

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The Russian government claims that the social network violated a 2015 law requiring Russian citizens' data to be stored on servers physically located within Russian territory

How This Company Kept Morale High After Russia Annexed Its Crimean Office

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Arkadium CEO Jessica Rovello says her top goal is "creating joy" among her 100 employees

[Infographic] Education By Country (United States, China, Russia, France, Germany and Japan)


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Will Fintech Become A Buzzword Du Jour In Russia?


A new startup field boomed 5-7 years ago in the USA is gradually building its momentum in Russia. Will fintech become a buzzword du jour in Russia? In 2014 investments in FinTech comprised $11,8 million in Russia (comparing with the US situation that soared to $9,89 billion).

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Book: Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

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It starts out as the autobiography of Bill Browder and his creation of a massively successful hedge fund ( Hermitage Capital Management ) that was one of the first non-Russian investors in Russia in the mid to late 1990s. Books book browder hermitage capital russia sergei magnitsky

70% of Russian GDP is now in the public sector


"According to the expert, right now Russia is trying to apply orthodox market economy methods - a strict budget, strict monetary policy. Petroleum is king in Russia. Russia is the globe's largest natural gas exporter, has the largest natural gas reserves and produced 10+MMbbl of oil per day in December 2015 alone. Gazprom essentially owns the natural gas industry in Russia. Gazprom Petroleum Rosneft Russia Transneft

Walkbase Raises €3 Million from Russia's SBT Venture Capital


We got a tweet out on it on Tuesday, but to circle back after all the Slush madness, Walkbase announced it has raised a solid €3 million in a round led by Russia''s SBT Venture Capital , and Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, the former CEO of Nokia. This is another announcement a little late to the game.

The Next Silicon Valley. Is in Russia?

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The Economist has found the next “new Silicon Valley”--and it's in Skolkovo , Russia. Plans for Russia's innovation center include a research university, 40 corporate R&D centers and a “Technopark” to house up to 1,000 different start-ups.

Trump Is a Master Mind of This (and No, I'm Not Talking Russia Colluding)

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The same millions of dollars in tax breaks the Trump Organization has received are also available to small businesses too.

From America to Russia, With Love

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Two Russian immigrants built $19 million-company BayRu, an eBay-like e-commerce website that sells goods only in Russia. Petersburg, Russia in 1989, his family and friends back home wasted no time asking him to supply them with American goods.

Online And Social Gaming Space In Russia


Online gaming and social gaming are the two biggest blocks of the gaming market in Russia. Russia is lagging behind due to its slowly developing Internet connections (especially in the regions), forbidding price of unlimited data plans and undeveloped online payment systems.

Russia's Putin scraps New Year's holidays for ministers


Russia''s Putin scraps New Year''s holidays for ministers AP - Thu Dec 25, 7:15AM CST MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scrapped New Year''s holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.

Russia Will See Huge Opportunities For Years


I talked to Marina Treshchova, CEO of Fast Lane Ventures , a Moscow based early stage venture capital firm a few weeks back about the investment market in Russia. Treshchova summed up the situation that there are so many opportunities in Russia at the moment that they have to run really fast.

What the West needs to know about Russia’s tech scene

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For many investors and entrepreneurs in the West, doing business in Russia can seem like a step into the unknown. Russia in numbers. To fully grasp the size of the opportunity Russia offers, let’s start by looking at the numbers.

Why Building A Startup In Russia Is Less Risky Than In The Valley


When asked why he chose to build a start-up in Russia after working in the Silicon Valley, Serge shared that he noticed a lot of positive things in Russia that are missing in the Valley. In Russia there are few companies that know how to effectively attract good people.

Russia's (Future) Silicon Valley


Russian media has recently been buzzing with news about the Skolkovo project , dubbed Russia’s Silicon Valley. Half of the sum would come from Russia's Federal budget, the other from co-financing agreements. There is a common belief that it is difficult for foreigners to work in Russia.

Russia Drafts Its New IP Protection Strategy And Encourages Public Feedback


The Russian Ministry of Education and Science has announced the start of a public debate over this country’s new long-term intellectual property (IP) protection strategy, portal Science and Technologies Russia reportedearlier this week.

Ebola and the Russian Military


Ebola Russia Ebola crisis rekindles concerns about secret research in Russian military labs - bio war? She was an ordinary lab technician with an uncommonly dangerous assignment: drawing blood from Ebola-infected animals in a secret military laboratory. When she cut herself at work one day, she decided to keep quiet, fearing she’d be in trouble. Then the illness struck. “By Up to 80% Of First Time Online Purchases In Russia Are Made On Couponing Websites


Two years after the Groupon fever hit Russia in March 2010, Leonid Gluzman, the founder of daily deal site aggregator, recalls the history of this thriving industry and shares its key figures and trends for the future. In Russia, there are approximately two hundred such sites today.

ASI Makes Its First Exit From Russia


Ambient Sound Investments , ASI, has made its first exit from Russia according to Quintura. Interestingly enough, LogneX was also ASI's first investment in Russia. ASI has sold its stake in SaaS-based inventory management software provider LogneX (Moy Sklad).

Rocketbank Of Russia Joins Holvi, Transferwise and Isepankur In Disrupting Banking


But they are not alone, we have gotten in touch with Victor Lysenko a co-founder and CEO of Rocketbank in Russia. At that point it was renamed to Groupon Russia. On a similar note, Lysenko mentioned that Russia and Europe are in fact miles ahead of USA in many ways.

Russia Today Anchor Quits on Air. How Did You Leave Your Last Job?

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Liz Wahl, an American anchor for the Kremlin-funded news outlet Russia Today, is the toast of social media this week after leaving her position live on the air. The anchor was fed up to here with her employer. That''s a feeling familiar to many entrepreneurs.

Top List of Russia's Largest Internet Firms (And Up-And-Comers)

ArcticStartup has ranked the top internet companies in Russsia based on revenue, which shows some impressive numbers for their limited geographic range. Yandex, the online search giant, leads in front of, who have $690 million and $515 million in revenue respectively.

Online Surpasses Print Advertising Revenues In Russia, Up 56% In 2011


ArcticStartup has a partnership with the site and does content exchange and collaboration to bring you more coverage to and from Russia.

Contactless Payments Take Their First Steps In Russia


While most offline and online purchases made in Russia are still paid in cash, contactless payment experiments have been flourishing in several Russian cities over the last two years. ArcticStartup has a partnership with the site and does content exchange and collaboration to bring you more coverage to and from Russia. On Wednesday, Vimpelcom, a major Russian mobile operator, announced it will deploy the NFC-based contactless payment system it implemented in St.

Burr: No evidence so far of Trump campaign-Russia collusion

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Senate Intelligence Committee says he doesn't think the FBI investigation into alleged links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia is the reason Trump fired FBI director James Comey ARCHDALE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The chairman of the U.S.

Yandex Is Now The Default Search Engine For WP7 In Russia


While you would think Microsoft would have leveraged the Windows Phone platform to get add more use of its search engine, Bing, but things are looking otherwise in Russia. I think it makes more sense to include a native search engine for the people in Russia.

Russia Goes Mapping With Yandex Maps


Yandex has success written all over it when it comes to being the leading search engine and the most visited site in Russia with over 21.5 million average monthly users. When you are this big, there is little reason why you won’t try different things.

Russia's Largest E-Commerce Site Purchases Sapato, Online Shoe Retailer


In a story with clear parallels to's purchase of Zappos, OZON , Russia's largest online retailer has purchased , an online shoe and accessories retailer. was the first company funded by Fast Lane Ventures, and has also become the first exit by Russia-focused venture firm. Russia's Leading Social Network Among 18+ Users


has become Russia’s most popular social network among Russians who are 18 year-old and over – ahead of, whose leadership is more affirmed among teenagers. million adult Internet users in Russia, FOM reported.

Sean Hannity Cheers Russia, or Why Never to Retweet Without Reading

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Social media can be powerful tools, but if you're not paying attention they can turn on you

i-Free Launches A New Venture Fund In Russia


Created in Russia, the fund is open for projects that concentrate on European, Asian and US markets. i-Free Company was founded in 2001 and today it is one of Russia's biggest software developer and distributor.

Burr: 'Months left to go' in Senate's Russia investigation

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Richard Burr on Tuesday criticized Michael Flynn’s refusal to produce documents sought in the Senate’s investigation of Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 election

Yandex To Launch Own Browser As 'Browser War' Rages In Russia


The browser war is raging in Russia, with Google pushing its own product, Google Chrome. The agreement applies to Russia, where Firefox previously offered Yandex results by default. ArcticStartup has a partnership with the site and does content exchange and collaboration to bring you more coverage to and from Russia.

Top 10 Most Sold Java Mobile Games In Russia For 2010


I nform-mobil ( IMMO ), Russian mobile content and service provider, has recently published a list of top 10 most sold Java mobile games in Russia. Even when console games were taking over the world elsewhere, PC games persevered in Russia.