Yandex, one of Europe's largest internet businesses, registered in the Netherlands, and Russian internet portal VK said they had come to an agreement in principle on the deal, and that they would announce details in due course. The deal is subject to approval by Russia's anti-monopoly watchdog, Yandex said.
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It blamed the adjusted net loss of 8.1 billion roubles ($110 million) on spending prior to Feb. 24, but said "geopolitical developments" had hit some of its operations since. Western nations have heaped unprecedented sanctions on Russia, although Yandex itself has not been targeted. "We experienced continued stable operations and strong growth across most of our businesses through Feb. 23, 2022," the company said in a statement.