Type of site
|Created by||Vitaly Tatsiy and Dmitry Sukhanov|
|Alexa rank||257 Global, 14 in Runet|
|Registration||Optional, but registration allows a user to use much more functions|
|Launched||7 November 2003|
|Works and develops|
KinoPoisk, KinoPoisk.Ru (Russian: КиноПоиск, КиноПоиск.Ru, Кино is movie and Поиск is search) is a Russian website about cinematography. The site provides information about movies, TV shows, actors, directors, producers, screenwriters, composers, editors etc. It also has some features of social networks. At the moment it is one of the most popular movie portals of Runet, it occupies the 18th line in Alexa rating of Russian websites as of July 2016. It was often compared to IMDb.
In 2013, Kinopoisk was purchased by Yandex, one of Russia's largest IT companies. In 2015, Kinopoisk underwent a total redesign. However, the new design was met with strong criticism by both users and the media for its inferior functionality and slower loading time. Within four days Yandex reverted the site to its former design that remains in use to this day. At approximately the same time Kinopoisk introduced an online cinema theater feature, providing some of the movies for free and reserving others for subscribers.