Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Yandex is a technology and Internet services company in Russia. It is the most popular website and search engine in Russia, with traffic close to or surpassing Google.

Yandex started as a Russian search program for MS-DOS called Arkadia, written by Arkady Volozh and Arkady Borkovsky. In 1997, they launched the search engine and today offer search and other services.

Yandex available services

  • Yandex.Connect — a B2B service similar to Google Apps
  • Yandex DiskCloud storage
  • Yandex.DNS — Free public DNS
  • Yandex.MailE-mail with unlimited storage
  • Yandex.ImagesImage search by keyword or image file
  • Yandex.Money — Make electronic payments to vendors or other users
  • Yandex.Taxi — Connects users with Russian taxi services
  • Yandex.Translate — Translate text online
  • Yandex.Video — Search for movies and video clips

Yandex also publishes its own web browser, Yandex Browser, which is based on Chromium.

The main Yandex site is located at

Internet terms, Search engine