|Type of site||News site|
|Available language(s)||Russian, Ukrainian|
|Launched||August 28, 2000|
|Alexa rank||1,551 (December 2013[update])|
NEWSru is one of the Russian online news sites. 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.
Besides the basic site, the NEWSru service owns a number of special interest news sites.
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