Today is a big day for Russian Internet industry. Exactly 20 years ago, on the 7th of April 1994 national domain .RU was registered to represent newly born country – the Russian Federation – on the world wide web.
Runet’s birthday got a lot of coverage in Russian tech press, and even Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated Runet in his video blog.
During these 20 years the Runet managed to become Europe’s largest online market and to give the world amazing companies like Yandex, VK and Mail.ru Group that are successfully competing and winning over their Western counterparts. It has been an exciting journey for marketers, journalists and of course Internet users. I am looking forward to see what the next 20 years will bring!