Mail.ru

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Mail.Ru Group
Mail.Ru Group logo.png
Type Public corporation
Traded as MAIL
Foundation date 1998
Headquarters Moscow, Russian Federation
Key people Dmitry Grishin, Yuri Milner
Industry Internet information providers
Products Internet services (electronic mail, search engine, website catalogue, file hosting service, instant messaging, blogging, information, answers service)
Services Email & portal, Social networks, Instant messaging, Online games, Search & e-commerce
Revenue Increase 27.4 billion rub. (2013)[1]
Employees 3 000
Website corp.mail.ru
Alexa rank 57 (March 2015)[2]
Type of site web portal
Advertising yes
Available in Russian, [[]]
Launched 15 October 1998[3]
Current status active

Mail.Ru Group (London Stock Exchange listed since November 5, 2010) is a Russian Internet company. It was started in 1998 as an e-mail service and went on to become a major corporate figure in the Russian-speaking segment of the Internet. As of 2013, according to comScore, websites owned by Mail.ru collectively had the largest audience in Russia and captured the most screen time.[4] Mail.Ru's sites reach approximately 86% of Russian Internet users on a monthly basis and the company is in the top 5 of largest Internet companies, based on the number of total pages viewed. Mail.ru controls the 3 largest Russian social networking sites. It operates the second and third most popular Russian social networking sites, Odnoklassniki and Moy Mir, respectively.[5] Mail.ru holds 100% of shares of Russia's most popular social network VK [6] and minority stakes in Qiwi, formerly OE Investments (15.04%). It also operates two instant messaging networks (Mail.Ru Agent and ICQ), an e-mail service and Internet portal Mail.ru, as well as a number of online games.

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