With 250K subscribers the music service is now ahead of Google Play but behind Apple Music.
Russia’s leading music streaming service Yandex.Music saw its paid subscribers triple in 2016 making it the country's second largest steaming service behind Apple Music.
A spokesperson for Yandex.Music, which is run by Yandex (a.k.a. the "the Russian Google") told Billboard that at the end of last year the number of the paid subscribers reached 250,000, a threefold increased from a year before.
The figure includes users of Yandex.Music's applications for mobile devices and music apps developed in partnership with the mobile phone companies MTS, Kiyevstar and Vodafone.