Yandex Maps Captures Self-Isolation Changes With Street View Updates


Whilst the world is fighting the Coronavirus, large parts of the internet are still operating as normal and continuing to update, a good example of this being Yandex maps.

The panoramic camera cars have been driving around Moscow and taking imagery to update the street view component of Yandex Maps.

The new street views and panoramas of 2020 can be compared with earlier ones so that users can see the eerie impact of social distancing.

Most notably some of the more popular tourist spots look especially interesting, these being: 

For example, the floating bridge:

The floating bridge in Zaryadye Park 2020
The floating bridge in Zaryadye Park 2019

And Moscow’s famous Red Square:

Moscow Red Square 2020
Moscow Red Square 2019
Dan Taylor
Dan Taylor is an experienced SEO consultant and has worked with brands and companies on optimizing for Russia (and Yandex) for a number of years. Winner of the inaugural 2018 TechSEO Boost competition, webmaster at and Sloth.Cloud, and founder of