NEWSru

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NEWSru
NEWSru logo.pngNEWSru Israel logo.pngNEWSru Ukraine logo.png
Web address newsru.com
newsru.co.il
newsru.ua
Commercial? Yes
Type of site News site
Registration Free/Subscription
Available language(s) Russian, Ukrainian
Owner Yelena Bereznitskaya-Bruni
Launched August 28, 2000
Alexa rank positive decrease 1,329 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active

NEWSru is one of the Russian online news sites.[2] Originally it functioned as NTV's website under the address ntv.ru. The site remains part of Vladimir Gusinsky's media holding that includes a satellite TV broadcast company RTVi.

Yelena Bereznitskaya-Bruni replaced the initial Editor in Chief Igor Barchugov in 2001. The network has a head office in Moscow, Russia and two foreign posts. The network set up editorial offices in Israel and Ukraine.

History[edit]

The change of ownership at NTV was followed by a redesign of the news site which remained with the former NTV owner Vladimir Gusinsky.[3][4]

In April 2001 the TV channel became part of OAO Gazprom Media.[5][6]

In October 2002 the news site moved to another domain name, NEWSru.com[7][8] and the original domain ntv.ru has been transferred to the broadcasting company under the mutual arrangement.

Projects[edit]

Besides the basic site, the NEWSru service owns a number of special interest news sites.

Among defunct projects is 2004.newsru.com, devoted in due time to Russian presidential election, 2004.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newsru.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Yulikova, Maria (February 2008). "My Media" ([dead link]). Index on Censorship 37 (1): 179–182. doi:10.1080/03064220701882772. 
  3. ^ "NTV.ru server revealed" (in Russian). Netoscope. 2000-08-28. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. 
  4. ^ Khaitina, Natalia (2000-08-28). "NTV.ru site opened before the target date" (in Russian). Netoscope. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. 
  5. ^ Khaitina, Natalia (2001-04-16). "NTV and NTV.ru — two big differences" (in Russian). Netoscope. Archived from the original on 2005-12-23. 
  6. ^ Khaitina, Natalia (2001-04-19). "NTV.ru left Ostankino" (in Russian). Netoscope. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. 
  7. ^ Goncharov, Konstantin (2002-10-18). "NTVRU.com changes the name" (in Russian). Compulenta. 
  8. ^ "Update your "Favourites". The new name of our site is NEWSru.com" (in Russian). NEWSru.com. 2002-10-23. 
  9. ^ "Presidential elections 2004 - Media". BalticData.info. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 

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