3 Things Russia's Largest Fashion Retailer Can Teach You
MARCH 9, 2017
Russia's largest retailer knows the competitive landscape is changing. This is what the company is doing about it
Thoughts on Russia
JUNE 15, 2013
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.
Russian Oil (Urals)
AUGUST 8, 2016
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Russia Blocks Access to LinkedIn. Are Facebook and Twitter Next?
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
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
Russia reportedly planning state-controlled 'Sputnik' search engine
NOVEMBER 1, 2013
OK, here comes Russia. Re-posted from - [link] In what appears to be a further attempt to censor the internet , Russia is reportedly building its own state-controlled search engine. Economics Russia Search Engines Technology The report comes from Russian newspaper Vedomosti , which claims that the search engine will be called Sputnik, and is being developed by state-owned telecom Rostelecom. It could potentially become the default search tool for government institutions.
How This Company Kept Morale High After Russia Annexed Its Crimean Office
MAY 25, 2016
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)
SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
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Will Fintech Become A Buzzword Du Jour In Russia?
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
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).
Those Crazy Americans
MARCH 7, 2014
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70% of Russian GDP is now in the public sector
OCTOBER 19, 2016
"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
NOVEMBER 18, 2013
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?
JULY 13, 2012
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.
From America to Russia, With Love
APRIL 15, 2013
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
APRIL 1, 2011
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
DECEMBER 25, 2014
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
NOVEMBER 3, 2011
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
The Next Web
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
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
APRIL 27, 2011
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
DECEMBER 21, 2010
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
DECEMBER 10, 2012
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
OCTOBER 25, 2014
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
Zina.ru: Up to 80% Of First Time Online Purchases In Russia Are Made On Couponing Websites
MARCH 29, 2012
Two years after the Groupon fever hit Russia in March 2010, Leonid Gluzman, the founder of daily deal site aggregator Zina.ru, 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.
Burr: 'Months left to go' in Senate's Russia investigation
Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News
MAY 23, 2017
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
ASI Makes Its First Exit From Russia
MAY 31, 2011
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).
Burr: No evidence so far of Trump campaign-Russia collusion
Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News
MAY 12, 2017
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.
Russia Today Anchor Quits on Air. How Did You Leave Your Last Job?
MARCH 6, 2014
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.
Rocketbank Of Russia Joins Holvi, Transferwise and Isepankur In Disrupting Banking
JANUARY 18, 2013
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.
Top List of Russia's Largest Internet Firms (And Up-And-Comers)
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
Forbes.ru 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 Mail.ru, who have $690 million and $515 million in revenue respectively.
Online Surpasses Print Advertising Revenues In Russia, Up 56% In 2011
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
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
APRIL 4, 2012
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.
Yandex Is Now The Default Search Engine For WP7 In Russia
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
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
APRIL 21, 2011
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
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
In a story with clear parallels to Amazon.com's purchase of Zappos, OZON , Russia's largest online retailer has purchased Sapato.ru , 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.
Sean Hannity Cheers Russia, or Why Never to Retweet Without Reading
JANUARY 9, 2017
Social media can be powerful tools, but if you're not paying attention they can turn on you
Odnoklassniki.ru Russia's Leading Social Network Among 18+ Users
APRIL 22, 2012
has become Russia’s most popular social network among Russians who are 18 year-old and over – ahead of Vkontakte.ru, whose leadership is more affirmed among teenagers. million adult Internet users in Russia, FOM reported.
i-Free Launches A New Venture Fund In Russia
JULY 7, 2011
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.
Yandex To Launch Own Browser As 'Browser War' Rages In Russia
SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
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
MARCH 18, 2011
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.
Interview With Akshell: 'In Russia People Give A Cold Welcome To Radical Ideas'
MAY 27, 2011
We talked with Anton Korenyushkin, founder and CEO, and Oleg Podsechin, Marketing and Business Developer, to find out more about their start-up and learn what it's like to be building a technology-oriented start-up in Russia.
Hyperclap: A Fresh Geolocation App From Russia
OCTOBER 11, 2011
Hyperclap was launched in July and attracted an undisclosed number of users from 9 countries, mostly Russia, US and UK. Geolocation services are on the rise: more and more start-ups are building applications around check-ins, places, events and social media.