Russian startup growing fast with real-time bidding

Russian startup growing fast with real-time bidding

January 30, 2013 Alexander Vostrov, special to RBTH

There is a popular belief that individual personality has lost all importance. Still, an industry exists in which there is money to be paid for information about each individual customer — that industry is online advertising

Russians change jobs more frequently than other Europeans

Russians change jobs more frequently than other Europeans

November 13, 2012 Alexander Vostrov

Experts say the Soviet-style labor market structure that implied long-term work for one employer has been left in the past. Currently, the labor mobility level in Russia exceeds the level in Europe

Skolkovo promotes Russian start-ups abroad

Skolkovo promotes Russian start-ups abroad

November 6, 2012 Alexander Vostrov

After attending the Pioneers Festival, held on Oct. 29-31 in Vienna, Skolkovo's companies is due to take part in the Slush festival, scheduled on Nov. 21-22 in Helsinki

Russia's Ministry of Finance takes decisive steps

Russia's Ministry of Finance takes decisive steps

October 3, 2012 Alexander Vostrov

Despite gloomy forecast about the impact that Russian former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin’s resignation may have on the country’s Finance Ministry, it has proven to be wrong

Yandex to power Apple’s Maps

Yandex to power Apple’s Maps

September 27, 2012 Alexander Vostrov

The Russian IT giant Yandex has entered into a partnership with Apple and will have its navigation service integrated with Apple’s new operating system

Tech colleges outpace universities

Tech colleges outpace universities

September 18, 2012 Alexander Vostrov

Professional technical colleges, long sneered at by universities, are beginning to squeeze their more prestigious rivals out of the marketplace

Skolkovo’s future is cubed

Skolkovo’s future is cubed

September 17, 2012 Alexander Vostrov

The first building for Russia’s own Silicon Valley (the Skolkovo Innograd) will be unveiled in late September, boasting an impressive number of innovative and environmentally friendly features

Adjusting to the Bologna Process

Adjusting to the Bologna Process

September 3, 2012 Alexander Vostrov

There is no consensus among Russia’s pundits as to whether the country's accession to the Bologna Process was justified

Television for the elite

Television for the elite

April 26, 2012 Alexander Vostrov

Is there any hope for Medvedev’s plan to create public television?

Skolkovo begins exchange with MIT

Skolkovo begins exchange with MIT

January 24, 2012 Alexander Vostrov

The Skolkovo Institute of Technology hopes to learn from the American institution's experience encouraging innovation

Fast Food, Russian Style

Fast Food, Russian Style

December 5, 2011 Alexander Vostrov

The Soviet style fast food joints still exist in Moscow and look like the Soviet relic. Regardless of their lack of glamour and old-fashion design, they are popular among some Russians

Five years of Skolkovo

Five years of Skolkovo

October 28, 2011 Alexander Vostrov

The Skolkovo business school turns five this year. What has it achieved so far?

Angry Young Roger

Angry Young Roger

July 26, 2011 Alexander Vostrov

The Russian Pirate Party wants to fight illegal downloading, but the authorities aren’t making it easy

The future starts here

The future starts here

June 3, 2011 Dmitry Rodionov, Alexander Vostrov

Medvedev unveils a hi-tech hub of innovation, research and education in the Moscow suburbs

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