In Post-Soviet Russia, Other Search Companies Beat Google

I was trying for a headline that played on Yakov Smirnoff's old “In Soviet Russia, TV watches you!” schtick from the '80's as a way of pointing to the New York Times' article titled New to Russia, Google Struggles to Find Its Footing. While Google's had difficulty in other countries, such as China, the problem is Russia is one of linguistics rather than politics, as well as the local search companies' ability to receive payment at brick-and-mortar banks since credit cards are still a rare thing there.