The Yandex web browser

Looking through the visitor statistics for this web site I noticed someone had visited using a web browser I did not recognise. There the browser logos, the Internet Explorer blue ‘e‘ symbols, the multi coloured Google Chrome discs and Apple Safari compasses was a bold red ‘Y‘ on a white background.

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Hovering my mouse over the ‘Y‘ brought up the information that this was Yandex Browser 13.10, the country flag beside it revealed the visitor to reside in the Russian Federation.

Turning to Google and then Wikipedia showed that Yandex.Browser is a product of Russia’s largest search engine provider Yandex. The Yandex.Browser uses the same Blink layout engine fork of WebKit as the Google Chrome browser and recent releases of Opera.

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