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Yandex Overloaded With U.S. Election Searches

The Yandex News site was overloaded by queries about the U.S. presidential elections on Wednesday morning. Topics related to the American election occupied the top slot of search trends.

"Our specialists are sorting out what the problem is," a Yandex representative told the RBC newspaper. "Yandex News is working under a heavy load and the service's response time might be slower than usual." 

Such interest has never been seen during a Russian election, and one of Russia's top state news programs dedicated more than a third of its coverage to the U.S. election. 

Read about Russian state television's pre-election coverage.

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