Author: Arkady Volozh
We never set up Yandex to imitate what others were doing. We've been in the business longer than other search engines and have created many original products.
Any good business is a hobby. We have an integrated company culture, and I can honestly say that many people who come here to work make Yandex a central part of their lives.
Russia has to have a technology company of global meaning sooner or later. We should take the depth of technical culture we have here and make it available worldwide.