“We are familiar with the powerful Russian search engine Yandex. We agreed that Yandex will open an office in Iran. The system will be adapted for the Iranian people and will be in Persian,” the agency quotes Vaezi as saying.
Vaezi added that 13-14 million Iranians may become users of the Russian system.
Russia will take into account Iranian laws, its historical and cultural traditions, which are often ignored by foreign internet companies, said Nikiforov.
Russia is ready to “open for Iran modern information and communication technologies, including those intended for programs and needs of the Islamic Republic,” said the Russian minister.
Nikiforov stressed that in some countries, such as Turkey, Yandex demonstrated “the highest level of service and proved that the Russian search engine is no worse than the search engines imposed worldwide by the United States.”