Russia is Europe’s largest internet market

After a slow start, Russia has now officially got the largest number of web users in Europe. According to the latest Comscore report, 50.8 million Russians have access to the internet through either a home or work connection. This means that, for the first time, Russia has more internet users than Germany, which falls back […]

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Russia WTO entry – all but guaranteed

Russia’s World Trade Organisation entry has been all but guaranteed after the WTO’s Working Party on Russian membership agreed the precise rules and obligations that Russia will have to meet as a member of the global trading body. The news comes almost immediately after a customs and trade monitoring agreement between Russia and Georgia which […]

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Google barred from buying Russian advertising company

In an interesting piece of protectionism, Google’s bid to buy Begun, the advertising arm of Russian search engine company Rambler Media, has been blocked by the Russian competition regulator. Russia is the only European country where Google doesn’t have a dominant position in the online advertising market – it’s been struggling to push its way […]

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