Open main menu (Russian: Лента.Ру; stylised as LƐNTA·RU) is a Moscow-based online newspaper in Russian language, owned by Rambler Media Group which belongs to Prof-Media. In 2013, the companies "SUP Media" and "Rambler-Afisha" united in the combined company "Afisha.Rambler.SUP". The online newspaper is one of the most popular Russian language online resources with over 600 thousand visitors daily.[1][2]
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Type of site
News site
Online newspaper
Available inRussian
OwnerRambler Media Group
Created byAnton Nossik
Alexa rankNegative increase 568 (September 2019)[1]
LaunchedSeptember 18 (?), 1999
Current statusActive

A Berkman Center 2010 study found it to be the most cited news source in the Russian blogosphere.[3]

On March 12, 2014 the owner, Alexander Mamut, fired the Editor-in-Chief Galina Timchenko and replaced her with Alexey Goreslavsky. 39 employees out of the total 84, including Director-general Yuliya Minder, lost their jobs. This includes 32 writing journalists, all photo-editors (5 people) and 6 administrators.[4][5] The employees of issued a statement that the purpose of the move was to install a new Editor-in-Chief directly controlled by the Kremlin and turn the website into a propaganda tool.[6] Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, referred to the move as a manifestation of censorship.[7]

Galina Timchenko, together with a team of around 20 journalists who resigned from their jobs at, started the new internet newspaper Meduza.



In 2017 "" was among the ten most cited sources in the Russian Wikipedia.[11] Currently it is included in the top 30 most visited websites in Russia.[12]


  1. ^ a b " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Rambler's Top 100 usage statistics for Lenta.Ru". Rambler. 20 October 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2008.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Public Discourse in the Russian Blogosphere: Mapping RuNet Politics and Mobilization". Berkman Center for Internet & Society. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  4. ^ В "Ленте.ру" сменился главный редактор. (in Russian). 12 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  5. ^ "В сменился гендиректор и уволились 39 сотрудников". RBK Group. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  6. ^ Дорогим читателям от дорогой редакции [To dear readers from a dear publisher]. (in Russian). 12 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  7. ^ Olga Razumovskaya (12 March 2014). "Russian News Editor Fired Over Ukrainian Nationalist Interview". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  8. ^ Из "Ленты.ру" уволились 39 человек. (in Russian). 13 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Кто делает". 20 November 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Maksim E. Moshkow". Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  11. ^ Lewoniewski, Włodzimierz; Węcel, Krzysztof; Abramowicz, Witold (2017-09-23). "Analysis of References Across Wikipedia Languages". Communications in Computer and Information Science. 756: 561–573. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67642-5_47. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  12. ^ Top sites in Russia - Alexa Rank

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