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NEWSru logo.pngNEWSru Israel logo.pngNEWSru Ukraine logo.png
Web address
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
News site
Registration Free/Subscription
Available in Russian, Ukrainian
Owner Vladimir Gusinsky
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 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.


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,[7][8] and the original domain has been transferred to the broadcasting company under the mutual arrangement.


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

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


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Yulikova, Maria (February 2008). "My Media". Index on Censorship 37 (1): 179–182. doi:10.1080/03064220701882772. Archived from the original on 2009-09-01. 
  3. ^ " server revealed" (in Russian). Netoscope. 2000-08-28. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. 
  4. ^ Khaitina, Natalia (2000-08-28). " 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 — two big differences" (in Russian). Netoscope. Archived from the original on 2005-12-23. 
  6. ^ Khaitina, Natalia (2001-04-19). " left Ostankino" (in Russian). Netoscope. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. 
  7. ^ Goncharov, Konstantin (2002-10-18). " changes the name" (in Russian). Compulenta. 
  8. ^ "Update your "Favourites". The new name of our site is" (in Russian). 2002-10-23. 
  9. ^ "Presidential elections 2004 - Media". Retrieved 2008-12-01. 

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