Rambler (portal)

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Industry Internet, Computer software
Founded 1996; 20 years ago (1996)
Moscow, Russia
Headquarters Varshavskoe shosse, 9
, Russia
Key people
Dmitry Kryukov, creator
Olga Turischeva, Chief Executive Officer
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 had acquired Begun, part of Rambler Media and one of the biggest Russian contextual advertising services for $140 million, but the deal has been rejected by Russian antitrust authorities.[3][4]

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


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:

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  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. 

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