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Why Google Isn't Winning in Russia

The logo of Yandex NV outside a company building0xA0in Moscow. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg
The logo of Yandex NV outside a company building0xA0in Moscow. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

There are few parts of the world where Google's search engine doesn't stand a chance. China, where Baidu isdominant , is one. And Russia, where Yandex rules, is another, as my colleague Halia Pavliva reports .

With all of its success on the Web and the rise of Android to the top of the smartphone world, it's easy to forget that the company faces huge cultural hurdles - and entrenched competitors - in making its search engine truly a world-beater.