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Firefox Browser Makes Yandex Default Russian Search

This week Mozilla produced a new version of Firefox browser – version 3.5 – and made Yandex the default search for Russian Internet users.

firefox_logoFor several months the Mozilla company has been collecting opinions and learning the behavior of Russian Internet users. This research showed them that a lot of users would like to see Yandex as the default search option. This follows an agreement made in December 2008 between Yandex and Mozilla.

“Collaboration with Yandex is very important for us – John Lilly says (Executive
director of Mozilla) – production of new Russian version of Firefox 3.5 browser was successful and we are glad that we worked together.

Mozilla Firefox is the most popular browser in Russia. More than 18% of Ru net users prefer this browser according to the counter LiveInternet. Firefox can be downloaded from Yandex’s own portal at the following location: fx.yandex.ru.

About Nick Wilsdon

Nick Wilsdon works as a Content and Digital Strategy Consultant He manages online campaigns for the UK's leading telecom, finance and FMCG brands.

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