Vladimir Putin congratulated Yandex on its 20th anniversary
UFA, 22 September 2017. /Bashinform News Agency/.
Vladimir Putin visited the Moscow office of the leading domestic Yandex IT company, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. The President was accompanied by Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh. Yandex COO Alexander Shulgin and CFO Greg Abovsky told Vladimir Putin that the company has some 7,000 employees. The average age is 30 years. Most of them have graduated from Russia's leading universities. Yandex will mark its 20th anniversary on September 23, the day when the Yandex search engine was launched in 1997.
As reported by Kremlin.ru, the President was briefed on the main areas of the company's operation, such as Yandex.Search, the most popular search engine in Russia, artificial intelligence projects and the company's online services in telemedicine, education, business and transportation.
Vladimir Putin was also shown a working prototype of a driverless car that uses Yandex software.