MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. The online service taxi service Uber Russia started in 104 cities of Russia, almost doubling the number of cities where he works. This is stated in the Uber message.

“Today, Uber Russia began to operate in 104 cities of Russia

Only if you count a small city with a population of about 50 thousand people, Russia Uber is available in more than 250 cities of Russia — from Kaliningrad in the West to Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky in the East”, — stated in the message.

Among the new cities, which earned a service — Abakan, Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Vladikavkaz, Gelendzhik, Ivanovo, Yoshkar-Ola, Magadan, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Syzran and Ulan-Ude, Yakutsk, Yaroslavl, and so on. In all the cities startup Uber operates Russia “Yandex. Taxi,” said TASS in the company.

The company Uber has launched a separate app online taxi for Russian users of Uber Russia on 21 December last year. It was developed based on user feedback and characteristics of the Russian market. So, users have the opportunity to write a comment to the order, add the intermediate addresses in the trip, to pay with Apple Pay and Google Pay and tip the driver.

Investments in product development in Uber did not disclose, the company announced plans in 2019 to invest in the development of the Uber Russia more than 2 billion rubles.

“Yandex. Taxi” and Uber in February 2018 combined services of online taxi in Russia. In a joint business, which is valued in excess of $3.8 billion, the company has invested $325 million under the deal, about 59.3 per cent in the joint venture belongs to “Yandex”, 36.9 per cent to Uber, other 3.8%.

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