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Mail.Ru Group
TypePublic corporation
Traded asMAIL
Foundation date1998
HeadquartersMoscow, Russian Federation
Key peopleDmitry Grishin, Yuri Milner
IndustryInternet information providers
ProductsInternet services (electronic mail, search engine, website catalogue, file hosting service, instant messaging, blogging, information, answers service)
ServicesEmail & portal, Social networks, Instant messaging, Online games, Search & e-commerce
RevenueIncrease 27.4 billion rub. (2013)[1]
Employees3 000
Alexa rankNegative increase 57 (March 2015)[2]
Type of siteweb portal
Available inRussian, [[]]
Launched15 October 1998[3]
Current statusactive

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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  1. https://corp.imgsmail.ru/media/files/mail.rugrouparfy2013.pdf
  2. "Mail.ru Site Info". Alexa Internet. Archived from the original on 2015-03-15. Retrieved 2015-03-31.
  3. "Mail.Ru празднует 10-летие" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  4. comScore. Which Sites Capture The Most Screen Time in Russia? Archived 2014-03-26 at the Wayback Machine
  5. comScore. Russians Spend over 6 hours a Month on Odnoklassniki Archived 2014-07-07 at the Wayback Machine
  6. "Russia's Mail.Ru buys remaining stake in VKontakte for $1.5 bln". Reuters. Archived from the original on 16 September 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.

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