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Type of site
News site
Available in Russian, Ukrainian
Owner Vladimir Gusinsky
Website newsru.com
Alexa rank 1,329 (April 2014)[1]
Commercial Yes
Registration Free/Subscription
Launched August 28, 2000
Current status Active

NEWSru is a Russian online news sites.[2] Originally it functioned as NTV's website under the address ntv.ru. The site remains part of Vladimir Gusinsky's media holding.

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, NEWSru.com[7][8] and the original domain ntv.ru 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 2004.newsru.com, devoted in due time to Russian presidential election, 2004.[9]


  1. ^ "Newsru.com 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. ^ "NTV.ru server revealed" (in Russian). Netoscope. 2000-08-28. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. 
  4. ^ Khaitina, Natalia (2000-08-28). "NTV.ru 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 NTV.ru — two big differences" (in Russian). Netoscope. Archived from the original on 2005-12-23. 
  6. ^ Khaitina, Natalia (2001-04-19). "NTV.ru left Ostankino" (in Russian). Netoscope. Archived from the original on 2013-04-07. 
  7. ^ Goncharov, Konstantin (2002-10-18). "NTVRU.com changes the name" (in Russian). Compulenta. 
  8. ^ "Update your "Favourites". The new name of our site is NEWSru.com" (in Russian). NEWSru.com. 2002-10-23. 
  9. ^ "Presidential elections 2004 - Media". BalticData.info. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 

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