Media

  • A 29 May 2013

    Putin approves, experts criticise new anti-piracy plan

    Putin approves, experts criticise new anti-piracy plan

    Vladimir Medinsky, head of Russia's Cultural Ministrey, has met with Vladimir Putin to present him with an anti-piracy plan devised by his office. Experts say the initiative lacks clarity, at the very least, while Internet freedom activists think suggested measures are pointless.

  • N 16 May 2013

    Internet advertising reaches 19% of the market

    Internet advertising reaches 19% of the market

    Experts of the Russian Association of Communication Agencies (AKAR) have revealed the country's advertising market results in the first quarter of 2013. Total market value exceeded 70 billion rubles (roughly $2.2 bn.), up 14% from Q1 2012.

  • N 8 May 2013

    Russian charity website wins Webby Award

    Youareblind.com, an online charity project created by the Russian agency Hungry Boys, was awarded a Webby prize in the "Best use of animation and motion graphics" category.

  • N 7 May 2013

    VKontakte revenue down, visits soar

    VKontakte revenue down, visits soar

    Russia's leading social network VKontakte saw a dramatic 94.5% net profit drop in 2012, according to the annual report of the company's major shareholder, Mail.ru Group. VK's gross revenue grew by over 44% to 4.47 bn. rubles (roughly $144 m), as its net profit dropped to 30.5 million rubles.

  • N 16 April 2013

    Yandex revenue nears that of Channel One Russia

    Yandex revenue nears that of Channel One Russia

    Russia's leading search engine and Internet portal Yandex earned 28.1 bn rubles on advertising in 2012, just short of Channel One Russia, whose revenue reached 28.2 bn (roughly $0.9 bn).

  • N 29 March 2013

    Major Internet media groups announce merger

    Two major Russian Internet media groups, SUP Media and Afisha-Rambler United Company, have announced creation of a partnership. The new company will have the third-largest audience on the Russian Internet, an official press-release stated.

  • N 14 March 2013

    Rumours of PayPal NBFC registration false

    Rumours of PayPal NBFC registration false

    Rumours of PayPal receiving official NBFC registration from Russian authorities have turned out to be false. The news of PayPal beginning work in the country was printed Wednesday by many Russian media, first being reported by EcommerceBytes, who cited a post in eBay's corporate blog.

  • N 14 March 2013

    Feature film on Yandex founders production begins

    Production has begun for Startup, a feature film based on the story of Arkady Volozh and Ilya Segalovich, the founders of Yandex.

  • N 12 March 2013

    Naspers unites classifies ads services under Avito brand

    Naspers unites classifies ads services under Avito brand

    The South African Naspers will now partner with the Swedish Avito Holding in Russia, uniting three online classified advertisment sites under the Avito brand. Naspers' two services, OLX and Slando, will gradually become part of Avito. The transition is to be completed in May.

  • N 13 February 2013

    VKontakte launches retargeting, tests new ad network

    VKontakte has made retargeting one of the tools it now offers advertisers, promising the technology will make advertising with Russia's most popular social much more effective.