Author: Greg Tracey

Shokolodnitsa

Shokolodnitsa (Russian: Шоколадница) is Russia’s largest chain of coffee shops. It is a mainstay in Moscow, with locations in many other geographically diverse Russian cities, such as Saint Petersburg to the northwest, Irkutsk in the heart of Siberia, and Vladivostok in the Russian Far East. Coffee shops are a booming industry in Russia. Although not […]

Kofe Khaus

Kofe Khaus (Russian: Кофе Хауз) is the second largest chain of coffee shops in Russia. It is based in Moscow, where 108 of its branches are located. The chain is also present in Saint Petersburg, with 65 branches, and has some market coverage in the smaller Russian cities of Bryansk and Voronezh, and also has […]

Yandex / Яндекс

Yandex (Russian: Яндекс) is often known as “Russia’s Google.” However, while it started as a mere search engine, it has expanded into much more than that. Arkadiy Volozh founded the company in 1999. At the time, he paid thousands of dollars for a four gigabyte (4 GB) hard drive to start the company’s public operations. […]

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