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Type of site
Specialty service
Available inRussian
Created byVitaly Tatsiy
Dmitry Sukhanov
RegistrationOptional, but registration allows a user to use much more functions
Launched7 November 2003; 20 years ago (2003-11-07)[1]

Kinopoisk (Russian: Кинопоиск, a portmanteau of "cinema" and "search") is a Russian online database of information related to films, TV shows including cast, production team, biographies, plot summaries, ratings, and reviews. Since 2018 (as КиноПоиск HD) also a subscription video on demand streaming service with several thousand films, TV series, cartoons and including premieres and exclusive ones, has also been available.[2]

In 2013, Kinopoisk was purchased by Yandex, one of Russia's largest IT companies.[3] In 2015, KinoPoisk underwent a total redesign.[4] 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. After that, new design features were introduced gradually.

It is one of the most popular movie portals of the Runet.[5][6] The website has 93 million visits per month. Among the sites dedicated to films, it occupies the 3rd place in the world in terms of traffic, giving way to the IMDb portal and the Chinese Douban.[7]

Just like IMDB, the site has a list of the top 250 films based on user ratings. As of June 2023, the first places among feature films are occupied by The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption and Forrest Gump.[8]

By 2020s, Kinopoisk became Russia's major streaming service and started producing its own films and TV series, most notably Aeterna, The Last Minister, and Korol i Shut.


  1. ^ Tatsiy, Vitaly (9 October 2007). " доставляем удовольствие киноманам". (Interview) (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  2. ^ "У "КиноПоиска" появился платный онлайн-кинотеатр" (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-02-25.
  3. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (15 October 2013). "Russian Internet Giant Yandex Acquires Top Movie Site KinoPoisk". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  4. ^ Mira, Vlad (26 October 2015). "How Yandex kills thier [sic] child's". Medium. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  5. ^ "Movie websites rating" (in Russian). Rambler's Top100.
  6. ^ "Movie websites rating" (in Russian). Rating@Mail.Ru.
  7. ^ Analytics Stats
  8. ^ "Yandex". Retrieved 2023-11-03.

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