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Rating of Russian Web 2.0 Companies


12 June 2008 - London, United Kingdom – Russian Web2.0 community consisted of over 370 websites, according to the research from, an Eastern European outsourcing advisory and research firm. ’We have looked at each of the 378 websites to provide an extensive coverage of the Russian Web2.0 space’, says Natasha Starkell of

The top ten Russian Web2.0 websites include: – a successful clone of Facebook. Vkontakte is the most visited site in Russia. It has over 13 million registered users. is Russia’s leading mail portal, which has grown to include many other social networking features. is Russia’s leading search engine, with additional services including email, news etc. The search engine is optimised for the morphology of Russian language. has been sweeping Russia by storm. It is a simple tool to find schoolmates. Odnoklassniki is the fourth most visited site and has 18 million registered users. is another very successful search engine. It offers services such as photo and video sharing, dating and games. It owns Russia’s most popular messenger / VoIP phone system ICQ. is Russia’s leading website of personal blogs, but in reality it combines various online services including web mail, dating and file sharing., the US blogging site, has become a phenomenon in Russia, forming the most lively uncensored information portal. From journalists and government critics to pop singers and comedians, many well known personalities share their views on current events. is Russia’s leading dating website, which claims to have 11 million registered users. is Russian analog of YouTube, and despite rated by Alexa at the place number 36, has shown the highest level of visits amongst the independent video sharing sites with the exception of YouTube itself. is a blogging site, which allows its users to form communities.

The report issued by lists all 378 Russian Web2.0 websites and offers the rating developed by Alexa.

For further information or to receive a full copy of the report call Natasha Starkell at +44 208 133 8774 or visit


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