Is Google Planning to Open an Office in Russia?

Like I said yesterday, hardly a week goes by without hearing about potential new locations for Google offices and research facilities. Today, The Moscow Times is reporting that Google might open an office in a St. Petersburg, Russia research park employing up to 3000 workers.

Google would not comment on the story but told the Moscow Times that:

"We are very interested in Russia and are working to learn more about this important market. We will continue ... exploring business opportunities in Russia."