In his early career Arkady worked at the Computer Center of Academy of Sciences of the USSR on early artificial intelligence and non-linear physics projects. The lab he worked for happened to be the first place in the Soviet Union to use an IBM PC. This led Arkady to switch his academic career to developing the first software that was commercially sold in the Soviet Union. Arkady was a Co-founder of Arcadia Intelligent Systems which after several transformations became Yandex, the most successful search portal in Russia. From early 1990s Arkady worked on intelligent text processing at different search companies. He recently left Yahoo! to put together Yandex Labs – the Yandex development center in California.
Arkady is a graduate of the Computer Science Department of the Moscow State University.