Msg#: 3766106 posted 7:02 pm on Oct 15, 2008 (gmt 0)
there is no affect on your PR, but SEs could have major flactuations in respect of ranking. Google is every where in the world, but the site with different languages treated different while SERPs. Let say your current positioning in Google Russia for widget keyword is 10, but after a first crawl (chaninging it into English) it will be on 100 not sure but it could be. As site representing or hosting for a particular region could have better affect then to rank on English Search Engine.