As expected, Yandex Browser was built specifically to promote and provide easy access to Yandex's services, which include Web search, email, maps, cloud-based storage and more. Yandex's main market is Russia, but the company also operates in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey.
Yandex Browser can run on Windows or Max OS X and its default language is Russian. The browser's language can also be switched to English, but that's mostly to accommodate Russian-speaking users who prefer their software user interfaces in English, Isaev said.
Late last week, Russian Internet services company Mail.ru, one of Yandex's primary competitors, launched Amigo, a Chromium-based Web browser that focuses on better integration with social media websites. Mail.ru also offers a more general-purpose Chromium-based browser called "Internet."