read "Russian Market
for Offshore Software
Development" article from http://www.bisnis.doc.gov/
browse through different
printed and web resources
The bottom line is simple:
Planet Software can provide you with a better product, delivered
faster and at a lower cost, than you can obtain through in-house
development or outsourcing to one of our competitors.
Like India, Pakistan, Brazil and other major sources of offshore
software, Russia has low operating costs and cheap labor. But Russia
was also a world superpower with a long tradition of investment
in science and engineering. The Russian labor pool now contains
thousands of highly educated developers who can make a better living
writing offshore software than working at a government or university
job. The city of St. Petersburg is at the center of this technology
and is rapidly becoming the Silicon Valley of Russia. These people
resources coupled with Russia's low salaries and operating costs
(when compared to the West) allow us to deliver the highest quality
software at the lowest possible costs.
offshore software prices in other developing nations have steadily
increased over the last few years, Russia still offers a
tremendous bargain to Western firms seeking to cut production costs
without the need to compromise on either speed or quality.