Online guide to the Russian tech market
Russian broadband uptake slows
Russian broadband uptake slows
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Market thought to be saturated in major cities, but project to expand network should have impact

Government freezes bill to lower duty threshold for online purchases
Government freezes bill to lower duty threshold for online purchases
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Bill to lower threshold to €150 and 10kg has been frozen, for the moment

Four startups get official endorsement from the President
Four startups get official endorsement from the President
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The government is looking at how the state can make use of solutions developed by four recently-founded startups.

Mark Shmulevich appointed as operational manager of Acronis
Mark Shmulevich appointed as operational manager of Acronis
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The former vice-Minister of Communications, has taken on a leading role at one of Russia's leading tech firms.

Anti-piracy law will start protecting music only from 2016
Anti-piracy law will start protecting music only from 2016
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The anti-piracy law will be enacted this summer, but will protect music only starting 2016.

Russia to get 'internet ombudsman'
Russia to get 'internet ombudsman'
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The individual will act as an intermediary between government ministries and the internet sector. 

Visa and MasterCard are here to stay
Visa and MasterCard are here to stay
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Representatives of both companies held a 'productive' meeting with Government ministers last week.

Sputnik: state-sponsored search to keep Russians safe
Sputnik: state-sponsored search to keep Russians safe
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The new search engine, created by state-telecoms corporation Rostelekom, filters out "untrustworthy" sources.

Twitter blocks access to far-right Ukrainian group's account
Twitter blocks access to far-right Ukrainian group's account
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The decision to block Pravy Sektor's account comes 3 days after a warning that Twitter could be blocked "in minutes".

Medvedev unimpressed by "Twitter block" threat
Medvedev unimpressed by "Twitter block" threat
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Medvedev criticised the deputy chief of internet regulator Roskomnadzor for describing a Twitter block as "unavoidable".

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