Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree that will see the country roll out more sanctions against Russian websites — including classifieds sites and marketplaces — over the next three years.
Yandex seems to be the biggest loser. The group’s recruitment vertical Rabota.Yandex.ru, real estate vertical Realty.Yandex.ru, auto site Auto.ru, and marketplace Market.Yandex.ru are all prohibited according to the decree.
Other Russian companies have bypassed these regulations by registering a Ukrainian domain. No.1 Russian recruitment vertical HH.ru has HH.ua, for example, while SuperJob.ru owns SuperJob.ua. HH.ua became the No.5 job site in Ukraine in February with 1.5 million monthly visitors, according to SimilarWeb.