Russian internet provider Yota has become known as a hip, young company.
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In addition to providing internet access, Yota streams radio and, soon, films. But the government-owned Russian Technologies owns a blocking stake in the business.
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Yota has foregone traditional advertising. In December it hosted the Yota Space festival in St. Petersburg, garnering global coverage for the exhibit of digital art and the opening night concert, which featured indie favorite Hot Chip.
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Hot Chip performs at Yota Space in St. Petersburg.
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A woman works at a computer at the internet cafe 'Time Online' at the trade center of Okhotni Ryad, May 5, 2002 in downtown Moscow, Russia.
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