Google leaves St. Petersburg

According to the company's press service, this is a common optimization process taking place not only in Russia but also, for example, in Finland, Sweden, and the United States.

Closure of Google’s development center in St. Petersburg is "optimization," press service of the Russian representative office of the corporation told TASS on Thursday.

"This is a common optimization process taking place not only in Russia but also, for example, in Finland, Sweden, and the United States," Google said. Former employees of the closed development center "continue working on projects in other offices," the company said.

It was reported earlier the staff of the closed development center worked on such projects as Google Toolbar for Firefox browser and Google Code Search.

First published by TASS.

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