A half of all search queries in “Yandex” in early March related to the situation in Ukraine, the spokesman of the press-service of the search engine said.
According to him, from 3 to 9 March, five of the ten most popular topics of the queries of the Russian users of “Yandex” directly or indirectly concerned Ukrainian events. “Among them, there were the rumors of a nation-wide mobilization, the death of Viktor Yanukovych from a heart attack, the queries for exchange rates, mostly the U.S. dollar and the Euro, the latest news in the Crimea, the broadcast of the press conference of the Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 4” - the agency interlocutor said. Among the non-political topics that interested the Russian users of “Yandex” during this period, there were such topics as March 8, Lent, the broadcast of “Oscar 2014” and Paralympic Games in Sochi.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina