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Medical Tourism Market Update

Russians access a variety of medical treatments abroad on a regular basis.  In 2013, Russians spent approximately $1.1 billion on medical tourism abroad.  Due to a lack of trust and a weaker local healthcare system,…

Posted on August 28, 2014

Social Gaming in Russia Still Increasing

Online gamers turn to their mobile devices, tablets, and desktops to play their favorite games but they also frequently access social media to do so.  Mail.ru and Newzoo released a new assessment of the Russian…

Posted on August 26, 2014

New Sports Cars Chauffeuring Yandex.Taxi Users in Moscow

From now until November 30th Yandex.Taxi users in Moscow may find themselves riding to their destination in more style than expected.  As of this week, a Maserati Quattroporte, Porsche Panamera, and a Chevrolet Camaro loaded…

Posted on August 26, 2014

What’s happening when the First Bell rings? Russia’s Day of Knowledge

Every year on September 1st since 1984, residents of the former Soviet Union celebrate “Day of Knowledge” otherwise known as the “First Bell.”  Teachers, students, and parents follow tradition for the first day of the…

Posted on August 25, 2014

We Are Family – The Changing Face of Family Life in Russia

While Russian life expectancy is lower than many other countries, it is currently at an all-time high for Russia. In 2013 the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 24,013 for the first…

Posted on August 22, 2014

A Look at Russia’s Tablet Craze

Russians were first turned on to tablets in the form of e-books.  However, in addition to e-readers, more and more Russians are using tablets to access social media, play online games, read the news, shop…

Posted on August 21, 2014

Top 10 August Vacation Hot Spots for Russians

Most business slows down a bit in August as we all take some vacation time to spend with friends and family.  During the popular vacation month, residents of different countries collectively travel to many of…

Posted on August 20, 2014

Search Engine Success for Yandex Turkey’s Linguistics

We at Russian Search Marketing, like the rest of the search engine world, are impressed by Webcertain’s strong assessment of the presence and impact of Yandex in the Turkish Internet market.  In the article, “Head…

Posted on August 19, 2014

Yet Another Update: Recent Yandex Launches and News

Our colleagues at Yandex constantly work to make the experience of users and advertisers as simple and efficient as possible. Here is the most recent update on noteworthy developments for Yandex products, Yandex.Direct, and Yandex.Metrica.…

Posted on August 19, 2014

Caviar and Vodka – Food for Thought in Russia

Food and drink is an important part of Russian culture and can be as varied as the country itself. Historically, Russia has always grown lots of barley, rye and millet and their cuisine reflects this.…

Posted on August 18, 2014