engine - 3:37 pm on May 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
Yandex Launches Latin Script Version To Expand Audience Beyond Russia [company.yandex.com]
Yandex offers its users an option of limiting their search only to foreign websites. To search in English or other Latin alphabet-based languages on yandex.ru, users can enable the global search filter and see results exclusively from the foreign web resources. The global search is also available at the company’s experimental www.yandex.com launched for testing new search algorithms.
Yandex has been indexing foreign websites and adding global content to its search results for two years already. According to Yandex’s analysts, web users in Russia look for, first and foremost, locally relevant information in their own language, with foreign websites being only an extension to local search results. However, it may happen so that the user wants to receive an answer specifically from a foreign website. Yandex can now satisfy this need in only one click.