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  • Russian Travel: Winter and Holiday Vacations 2017

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    As posted earlier this week, early January in Russia includes two major holidays, the New Year and Orthodox Christmas on January 7th. Most Russians have time off during this period making it one of the…

  • Russian Online Activity During the Holiday

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    For most westerners who celebrate Christmas, last week was a week of rest between the Christmas holiday and New Year’s. Children went back to school today and the rest of us returned to work. In…

  • Russian Online Holiday Shopping 2016

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    The Russian holiday season is fast approaching, and similar to the US and Europe, holiday gift shopping usually begins around late November. In the United States, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are often the driving…

  • Top 10 Foreign Songs in Russia 2016

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    Yandex.Music, one of Russia’s top music playing platforms, recently published research on the top tracks and albums of 2016 for Russian listeners. The research was based on the overall average amount of times songs were…

  • Yandex Advertising News Q4 2016

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    Russian Search Marketing is glad to bring readers the final Yandex advertising news update of 2016. Over the course of the year the Yandex.Direct team introduced several new features for the online advertising community reaching…

  • Russian Video Game Revenues

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    Gaming continued to be one of Russia’s biggest industries.  Russia’s gaming market yields a total revenue of 1.4 billion dollars, making it the largest market for video games in Eastern Europe. According to Newzoo, Russia…

  • Social media use: Instagram in Russia

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    Instagram in Russia has taken off with a far more impressive impact as a foreign app compared to the slow entrance of Facebook and others . The app has become an increasingly popular photo sharing…

  • Russian Search Activity by Devices 2016 Part 2

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    Recently we took a look at how Russians are searching by device. In that post, readers learned more about the breakdown of device use for searching, in part two we will focus on the details…

  • Yandex Advertising and SEO News Q4 2016

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    Russian search marketing is glad to update our readers on the latest Yandex advertising and SEO news since our last news blog. Towards the end of Q3, Yandex Direct announced several new updates to help…