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NEWSru is a 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.

NEWSru logo.pngNEWSru Israel logo.pngNEWSru Ukraine logo.png
Type of site
News site
Available inRussian, Ukrainian
OwnerVladimir Gusinsky
Alexa rankPositive decrease 1,329 (April 2014)[1]
LaunchedAugust 28, 2000
Current statusActive

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 2013-04-07.
  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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