Russia’s Yandex search engine to open for business in Iran

Russia’s largest domestic search engine Yandex is to set up  business in Iran, the   Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi  announced after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Nikiforov  in Tehran on Sunday. The two countries also  intend to extend cooperation in network security, postal services, search engines, social networks and R&D.
Vaezi also said that Iran would try to reduce its  state monopoly in internet management, an issue that is on the agenda for the forthcoming BRICS summit to be held in  New York. 
Yandex already has overseas operations in  Belarus, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Ukraine, and last year gave notice of its intention to  set up shop in Berlin as well. 

Source: Interfax