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Lenta logo.gif
Type of site
News site
Online newspaper
Available inRussian
OwnerRambler Media Group
Created byAnton Nossik
Alexa rankDecrease 427 (October 2014)[1]
LaunchedSeptember 18 (?), 1999
Current statusActive

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. 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]

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 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]

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



  1. ^ a b "Lenta.ru Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 11 March 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. Lenta.ru (in Russian). 12 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  5. ^ "В Lenta.ru 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]. Lenta.ru (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. Lenta.ru (in Russian). 13 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Кто делает Lenta.ru". Lenta.ru. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Maksim E. Moshkow". Lib.ru. Retrieved 11 March 2019.

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