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How Russia’s War in Ukraine Roiled Yandex

By Neil MacFarquhar

06 Jul 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

How Yandex went from being one of the coolest companies in Russia to being a tool used by the Kremlin, thereby losing its respect and market valuation.

What a difference a war makes.

Just a few months ago, Yandex stood out as a rare Russian business success story, having mushroomed from a small startup into a tech colossus that not only dominated search and ride-hailing across Russia, but boasted a growing global reach.

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