IT in the Russian Federation

Russia: IT Geographics


In Russia, the three main cities with concentrations of IT programming activity are Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Novosibirsk.  Since Moscow is the capital of Russia, software companies mainly focus on the domestic market given the close proximity of the government.  St. Petersburg has the best geographic location of the three as it is located close to several Scandinavian borders and has very little domestic market.  Finally, Novosibirsk is in the heart of Siberia.  Built to be a dedicated scientific town, its remote geographic location and telecommunications difficulties are hard to overcome.

Ranked Geographic Concentrations of IT Activity (total number of parks and incubators concentrated in each city)

  1. Moscow (13)
  2. Novgorod (5)
  3. St. Petersburg (4)
  4. Kaliningrad (3)
  5. Yekaterinburg (3)

IT R&D Parks (total number of parks in each city)

  • Moscow (4)
  • Novosibirsk (1)




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