LinkedIn launches in Russian, Romanian and Turkish, continues to expand international footprint

Mountain View, Calif. — 22nd June 2011 — LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with more than 100 million members worldwide, today announced that is now available in Russian, Romanian and Turkish. More than 1.4 million professionals across Russia, Romania and Turkey already have LinkedIn Profiles and there are more than 1,000 LinkedIn Groups related to each country. Large companies like MTC, Petrom and Turkcell already have LinkedIn Company Pages on the site. 

Three top companies in Russia by LinkedIn members: 

1. TNK BP 

2. MTC 

3. Yandex 

Three top companies in Romania by LinkedIn members: 

4. Petrom 

5. BCR 

6. Romtelecom 

Three top companies in Turkey by LinkedIn members: 

1. Turkcell 

2. Mynet 

3. Akbank 

Commenting on the announcement, Ariel Eckstein, Managing Director of LinkedIn Europe said, “More than 25 million European professionals are now establishing their professional identities, building their networks and gaining access to insights and opportunities on LinkedIn. 

“Today’s launch of Russian, Romanian and Turkish versions of LinkedIn is a direct response to better support the growing number of professionals joining LinkedIn in those countries. We have a growing member base in the eastern part of Europe and LinkedIn has a massive opportunity for growth in the region. Local language availability often precipitates a whole new generation of LinkedIn users locally, enhancing the experience for the entire community,” says Mr Eckstein.” 

Language localization has been key to LinkedIn’s international expansion. In addition to Russian, Romanian and Turkish, LinkedIn is also available in six other languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

About LinkedIn
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 100 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet.  The company has a diversified business model with revenues coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn also has offices across North America, as well as throughout Europe and Asia and in India and Australia.