The Russian offshore software services industry has been quietly building a solid and growing client base over the past few years, as more and more companies seek to reduce costs and augment core skills by using Russian IT resources, according to a new report by Aberdeen Group, a leading market analysis and positioning services firm.

"The Russian software services industry fits right in to the offshore IT mainstream," said Stephen Lane, research vice president of IT services at Aberdeen Group and author of the report, “Software Development in Russia: A Buyer's Guide to the Russian Software Development and Services Export Industry.” "Users are attracted to the country's combination of a large, highly-skilled science, math and engineering talent pool, and its comparatively low labor costs."

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