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Europe Anti-Americanism provides big boost to Russia's small IT businesses

Russia's economic conditions seem like they couldn't be less hospitable to starting a new company. But small software firms are starting to thrive, in part because of Western sanctions.

Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

At a glance, starting a company amid Russia's perfect economic storm of Western sanctions, bottoming oil prices, and a devalued ruble seems like a bad idea.

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