Obstacles should never stop you from reaching your way to success. Mail.Ru, a Russian internet giant is known for operating some of the most popular social networking sites. But gaining popularity in its home country was not enough and that made the company sight on conquering America and expanding in global market. Mail.Ru was originally established as an email service provider in 1998 that went on to become one of the most recognised internet portals in Russia. It was originally part of Port.ru which was created by Eugene Goland, Michael Zaitsev and Alexey Krivenkov. By 2000, business had rapidly expanded and had acquired the top market position in the Russian internet scene. However in 2001, Mail.ru was compelled to seek a merger in order to expand its business further. The company collaborated with NetBridge.
Mail.ru is one of the greatest tech stories in Russia and has a simple strategy- develop the best communication and entertainment services. It has an email provider, gaming portal, search engine, news source and a buzzing social network.