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Rambler (portal)

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Type of businessSubsidiary of Sberbank
Founded1996; 25 years ago (1996)
Moscow, Russia
Varshavskoe shosse, 9
Key peopleDmitry Kryukov, Creator
Olga Turischeva (CEO)
IndustryInternet, Computer software

Rambler (Russian: Рамблер) is a Russian search engine and one of the biggest Russian web portals. It is owned by the Rambler Media Group and Prof-Media since 2006. It was launched in 1996 by Stack Ltd, including Sergey Lysakov, Dmitry Kryukov, Vladimir Samoylov and others.[citation needed]


Rambler has been online since 1996. In 2005 the Rambler Media Group went public, and was bought by Prof-Media in 2006.[1]

On July 18 2008 it was announced that Google was to acquire Begun, part of Rambler Media and one of the biggest Russian contextual advertising services for $140 million, but the deal was blocked by Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service.[2][3]

The main competitors of Rambler in the Russian market are Yandex and As of July 2013, Rambler ranked 11th in popularity among Russian sites.[4]

In September 2016 it was reported that the site was breached in February 2012. LeakedSource received a dump of the user database at the time that included usernames, passwords, and ICQ instant messaging accounts for over 98 million users. It was revealed that the database stored user passwords in plaintext — meaning that whoever breached the database instantly had access to the e-mail accounts of all of its users.[5][6]

In 2020, the state-owned company Sberbank became the sole owner of Rambler Media Group.[7]


Services offered by Rambler include web search, e-mail, news aggregation, e-commerce and other services to the Russian-speaking community globally. It is complemented by a number of other Rambler Media Group owned web properties including:

  • online Russian language newspaper
  • health and medical advice
  • parenting advice
  • information about computer equipment
  • news aggregation
  • culinary recipes

See also


  1. ^ ""Проф-Медиа" приобретает 54.8% Rambler Media". (in Russian). 2006-10-31. Retrieved 2008-10-21.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Google Press Center: Google To Acquire Russian Context Ads Service Begun". Retrieved 2008-07-21.
  3. ^ Alexander Levashov (2008-10-23). "ФАС не разрешила Google купить "Бегун"" (in Russian). RBC Holding. Archived from the original on 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2009-10-06.
  4. ^ - Alexa
  5. ^ Gallagher, Sean. "More passwords, please: 98 million leaked from 2012 breach of "Russia's Yahoo"". Ars Technica. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  6. ^ "LeakedSource: breach". Archived from the original on 2 October 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Сбербанк стал единственным владельцем Rambler". 29 October 2020.
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