Shulgin Takes over as CEO of Yandex

Aug 26 2014

The ITAR-TASS news agency reports that from Sept. 1, Alexander Shulgin will take over as CEO of Russian Internet giant Yandex, citing company sources. Shulgin is moving from a position as CFO within the company.

New Deputy Minister of Communications Appointed

Aug 18 2014

Rashid IsmailovRussia’s Ministry of Communications has announced the appointment of a new Deputy Minister. Rashid Ismailov replaces Mark Shmulevich, who left the ministry in June. In his new position, Ismailov will oversee the development of the IT industry while continuing to be involved with international cooperation, a position he oversaw at the ministry since January 2013.

Former Deputy Minister of Communications Moves to Acronis

Jul 1 2014

Mark ShmulevichTwo weeks after stepping down as Deputy Minister of Communications, Mark Shmulevich has confirmed that he will take up a position in the private sector as Strategic and Operational Director at Acronis, reports Vedomosti citing both the company and Shmulevich himself.

Deputy Minister of Communications Resigns

Jun 17 2014

Mark ShmulevichMark Shmulevich, who oversaw the development of the Russian IT industry, has decided to leave the Ministry of Communications, reports CNews citing a source at the ministry.

Former Obama Adviser Joins Kaspersky Lab

Feb 11 2014

Howard SchmidtKaspersky Lab has established an international advisory committee, which is to be headed by Howard Schmidt, a former adviser on cyber security for U.S.

Rostelecom Volga’s Ivan Smirnov Appointed CEO of MFI Soft

Nov 21 2013

Ivan SmirnovIvan Smirnov has been appointed to replace Sergey Drozhilkin as the CEO of Russian IT company MFI Soft.

Glaser Leaves Yandex Over Future Development

Oct 1 2013

Yandex Commercial Director Leo Glaser is leaving the company due to disagreements with management regarding the future development of the commercial department, reports citing the company’s press service.

Runa Capital Hires Parallels Co-Founder

May 21 2013

Runa Capital, which specializes in investing in IT start-ups, has appointed Parallels co-founder, Oleg Melnikov, as its Senior Technical Director, RIA Novosti reported.

President of Parallels Appointed CEO of Acronis

May 14 2013

Acronis has announced the appointment of Serguei Beloussov as CEO of the company, a post which had been held by Alex Pichev.

Dane Peter Nielsen Appointed Russian Director of Apple

Mar 19 2013

ApplePeter Nielsen has been appointed director of Apple’s regional office in Russia, according to a report by RIA Novosti that cites data from Nielsen’s LinkedIn page.


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