The New Jersey-based company, which has a large presence in Russia, has grown into a leader in social media.
But, despite its popularity in Russia and other parts of Eastern Europe, YandEx has struggled to capture the Russian market.
It recently made headlines after it was reported that it is paying a Russian woman thousands of dollars to send the company’s employees to Russia for work.
The company did not respond to a request for comment.
In a new video published by Russian news agency RIA Novosti, YANDEX President Andrey Pasternak said that YandEX is committed to continuing to work in Russia to create new opportunities for the Russian population.
The New Yorker article noted that in 2015, Russia’s Interior Ministry reported that YANDex’s sales had increased by 100 percent in the first three months of this year.
Yand EX has not responded to requests for comment from The New Republic.