Rambler (portal)

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Type of business Private
Founded 1996; 21 years ago (1996)
Moscow, Russia
Headquarters Varshavskoe shosse, 9
, Russia
Key people Dmitry Kryukov, creator
Olga Turischeva, Chief Executive Officer
Industry Internet, Computer software
Subsidiaries Rambler
Website http://www.rambler.ru/

Rambler (Russian: Рамблер) is a Russian search engine and one of the biggest Russian web portals. It is owned by the Rambler Media Group and Prof-Media since 2006. It was launched in 1996 by Sergey Lysakov and Dmitry Kryukov[1] as a website for Russian speakers.


Rambler has been online since 1996. In 2005 the Rambler Media Group went public, and was bought by Prof-Media in 2006.[2]

On July 18, 2008 it was announced that Google was to acquire Begun, part of Rambler Media and one of the biggest Russian contextual advertising services for $140 million, but the deal has been blocked by Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service.[3][4]

The main competitors of Rambler in the Russian market are Yandex and Mail.ru.

In September 2016 it was reported that the site was breached in February 2012. LeakedSource received a dump of the user database at the time that included usernames, passwords, and ICQ instant messaging accounts for over 98 million users. It was revealed that the Rambler.ru database stored user passwords in plaintext — meaning that whoever breached the database instantly had access to the e-mail accounts of all of its users.[5][6]


Services offered by Rambler include web search, e-mail, news aggregation, e-commerce and other services to the Russian-speaking community globally. It is complemented by a number of other Rambler Media Group owned web properties including:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.aboutus.org/Rambler.ru
  2. ^ ""Проф-Медиа" приобретает 54.8% Rambler Media". Rambler.ru (in Russian). 2006-10-31. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  3. ^ "Google Press Center: Google To Acquire Russian Context Ads Service Begun". Google.com. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  4. ^ Alexander Levashov (2008-10-23). "ФАС не разрешила Google купить "Бегун"" (in Russian). RBC Holding. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  5. ^ Gallagher, Sean. "More passwords, please: 98 million leaked from 2012 breach of "Russia's Yahoo"". Ars Technica. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "LeakedSource: Rambler.ru breach". Retrieved 30 September 2016.