Yandex’s share of Russia’s Internet searches fell in the week to July 1, while the percentages for competitors Google Inc. and were unchanged, according to

The share for Yandex, the owner of Russia’s most-used search engine, fell to 60.5% from 60.6% in the previous week, Liveinternet, an Internet service provider and researcher, said on its website. Yandex’s share averaged 60.5 % over the past four weeks and has stayed above 60% since the four weeks to April 22, according to

Russian searches using Google, the world’s largest Web – search provider, were unchanged at 26.3%, for a four-week average of 26.4%, the data show.

The share of, the largest Russian – language Internet company, was flat at 8.2%.

I can’t help but wonder, will Google ever become the top search engine in Russia?