Russians as tourists: search terms from abroad

People use Yandex services both at home and abroad as tourists. They search the internet for reviews of local attractions, look for local food and cultural events, and translate foreign words. We studied data from search and Yandex’s other services to find out what countries were popular this summer with Russian tourists and how their interests change when they go about their day as a tourist. For our purposes, we defined “tourist” as someone who spends most of their time in Russia (according to data from Yandex’s mobile apps) but spent at least three days this past summer in another country. (Read more….)