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(Lurkomorye) logo.png
Web address
Type of site internet subculture and meme wiki
Registration not required
Available language(s) Russian
Owner Dmitry Homak
Launched July 30, 2007[1][2]
Alexa rank positive decrease 2,517 (April 2014)[3]

Russian Lurkmore or Lurkomorye (Russian: Луркоморье, a portmanteau of Lukomorye and the English online slang "lurk moar") is an informal Russian-language MediaWiki-powered online encyclopedia focused on Internet subcultures, folklore, and memes.[4] As of December 1, 2013, Lurkomorye contains 6458 articles.[5] It is one of the most popular humor, as well as internet-memes-related, websites of the Russian Internet.[6]


Dmitry Homak, Russian Lurkmore co-founder

Lurkomore was started as a knowledge base of internet memes centered on, the first popular Russian-language imageboard. With time, the project evolved to encompass the broader runet subculture. It was called an "informal encyclopedia" about everything.[7] Currently, Lurkmore contents a wide range of articles, but still a very considerable share of them is about the Internet culture.

Rules and policies[edit]

Our rules are very simple and comprehensible.

  • Everything for the lulz.
  • But facts come before the lulz.
  • Do not lie.
  • Be yourself.
  • The Creator of the Internets is always right.
    —The entire text of the policies page[8]

Blocked in Russia[edit]

On 11 November 2012, the IP address of was added to the Russian Internet blacklist by decision of the Russian Federal Surveillance Service for Mass Media and Communications,[9][10] making it inaccessible from most Russian ISPs. A owner told journalists that he had not received any communication from Roskomnadzor or the Federal Drug Control Service of Russia before the IP address was blacklisted.[10][11] was removed from the blacklist on 13 November 2012 after the website administrators deleted two marijuana-related articles.[12]


  • Finalist of the 2008 ROTOR competition in the humor site of the year category.[13]
  • Winner of the 2009 ROTOR competition in the humor site of the year category.[14]
  • Winner of the 2011 AntiROTOR competition.
  • Winner of the 2012 ROTOR competition in the archive site of the year category.[15]
  • Winner of four 2012 AntiRotor nominations.
  • Winner of the Golden Joker prize, ceremony organized by a humoristic magazine Maxim.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ oal (2007-07-30). "Если Вы ещё не в курсе…". Livejournal. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  2. ^ aalien (2007-07-31). "lurk moar, Luke!" (in Russian). Livejournal. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  3. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  4. ^ "Lurkmore: Описание" (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  5. ^ "Statistics" (in Russian). Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  6. ^ "RE:" (in Russian). PC Magazine. 03.11.2008. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  7. ^ "Яндекс.Каталог — Энциклопедии". Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  8. ^ "Lurkmore: Правила" (in Russian). Retrieved 2010-07-31. 
  9. ^ Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI): Russian Internet encyclopedia blacklisted
  10. ^ a b "Интернет-энциклопедию "Луркоморье" внесли в реестр запрещенных сайтов" [The "Lurkomorye" Internet encyclopedia has been added to the register of prohibited websites] (in Russian). Lenta.Ru. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  11. ^ ""Закрыть можно что угодно по произвольному набору критериев" Владелец Lurkmore о блокировке сайта" [Anything can be banned using an arbitrary set of criteria. The owner of Lurkmore talks about the website being blocked] (in Russian). Afisha. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "Луркоморье исключили из реестра запрещенных сайтов" [Lurkomorye has been removed from the register of prohibited websites] (in Russian). Lenta.Ru. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "РОТОР 2008: 21. Юмористический сайт года". EzhE Movement. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  14. ^ "РОТОР 2009: 21. Юмористический сайт года". EzhE Movement. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  15. ^ "РОТОР 2012" (in Russian). Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  16. ^ "The full list (in Russian)". Retrieved 2013-09-18. 

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