History of Yandex


A search engine called “Яndex-Web” was unveiled on September 23. To demonstrate how it worked with large masses of information, the whole Russian internet —  then consisting of 5,000 sites containing about 4Gb of text — was indexed. People took turns on the demonstration computer, submitting questions and receiving answers. Yandex search was based on the morphology of the Russian language, considered the distance between words, and was capable of ranking documents at that point.