Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 04:58

Lenta.ru

Lenta.ru
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Web address lenta.ru
Commercial? Yes
Type of site News site
Online newspaper
Registration Free/Subscription
Available in Russian
Owner Rambler Media Group
Created by Anton Nosik
Launched September 18 (?), 1999
Alexa rank positive decrease 359 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active

Lenta.ru (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. It is one of the most popular Russian language online resources with over 600 thousand visitors daily.[1][2]

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

In 2013 companies "SUP Media" and "Rambler-Afisha" united in the Combined company "Afisha.Rambler.SUP".

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 Lenta.ru 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]

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