Seminar on Russian media
Russian internet resources
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Russian internet resources

A variety of Russian reference & information web sites are presented on this page.

Search engines




Russia on the Net

The first Russian web Directory since 1995

Official Russia

Web site of the Russian President

Info is presented on the 2 web sites: http://. &

Official V.l. Putins web site

Unofficial V.l. Putins web site

E-government of Russia

Official Russia

- Moscow region multimedia informational resource, organized as a catalogue of links according to thematic principle: Administration, Health, Culture, Education, Trade. Transportation etc.

Web site of the Russian Federation administrative bodies

Web site of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Web site of the State Duma of the Russian Federation

Web site of the Government of the Russian Federation

Web site of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation

Web site of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

Web site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Web site of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation

Web site of the Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation

Web site of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Web site of the Ministry of Culture and Mass Communication of the Russian Federation

Web site of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation

Modern Russia

is an online forum that examines the economic and social modernization of Russia. It provides a space to both identify challenges and focus on the plans and steps underway to meet them. ModernRussia is managed by Ketchum on behalf of the Russian Federation. ModernRussia encourages visitors to participate in our online forum and provide solutions-focused commentary and analysis. ModernRussia is a moderated blog, which means all comments will be reviewed before posting. ModernRussia aims to have comments deemed suitable for publication posted within 48 hours of receipt. Comments deemed offensive to site visitors, or that contain profanity or strong language will not be posted. To have your comment considered for posting, you must be registered with ModernRussia. Comments on ModernRussia are those of their contributors only and do not reflect the opinion of the Government of the Russian Federation or Ketchum.

Mass Media of Russia

The All-Russia TV channel with the widest broadcast area. The Russian government controls 51% of its shares. Its headquarters are in the Technical Center "Ostankino" near the Ostankino Tower, Moscow. It remains the most prosperous of Russian TV channels and has by far the largest budget.. From 1 April 1995 until 1 September 2002 the channel was called ORT (җ , Public Russian Television). It preserved traditional programs and shows of the First Channel of the Soviet Television.


A state-owned Russian television channel founded in 1991. -1 has the second largest audience in Russian television (75% of urban Russian viewers. V channels -1 and are similar in their politics, and they compete directly in entertainment. Russia 1 has many regional variations and broadcasts in many languages.


A state-owned Russia TV station with the fourth largest coverage area in Russia, after , -1 and NTV. It is owned by the administration of the city of Moscow and is dedicated to programming that highlights various aspects of Moscow life.


A Russian television channel. As a subsidiary of Vladimir Gusinsky's company Media-Most, it was a pioneer in the post-Soviet independent television media, but was later taken over by state-owned Gazprom.

A Russian television network, broadcasting a culturally-oriented material. It belongs to the state-controlled VGTRK group. It started broadcasting on 1 November 1997. Information about the TV-channel, News review. TV-programs. Main focus is on cultural events.


A state-owned round-the-clock (twenty-four-hour) Russian-language news channel from Russia. It covers major national and international events from a Russian perspective and a focus on domestic issues. The channel aspires to give a broad and impartial outline of life in all of Russias regions from its European enclave of Kaliningrad to Vladivostok in the Far East.

Russia Today (RT)

A globally broadcast English-language channel from Russia, and the first all-digital Russian TV network It started broadcasting on December 10, 2005 with nearly 100 English-speaking journalists reporting for it worldwide. It is available around the world via cable, satellite, and online free from the RT website.


Private-owned commercial enrtainment Rissian TV channels.

A state-owned TV channel based in St. Petersburg.


Round-the-clock radio broadcast of news on political, economic, social and cultural events. Interviews, commentary and surveys. Forums, blogs. On-line broadcast.

State-owned information and musical broadcasting station. Forums, blogs. On-line broadcast.

/Voice of Russia

Is the veteran of radio broadcasters. On the air since 29 October 1929, the Voice of Russia shapes Russias image worldwide and conveys information about Russia and Russian opinions on global events to the world community. The Voice of Russia today broadcasts to 160 countries in 38 languages.

Russian News Agencies


The ITAR-TASS News Agency is one of the world's largest international information agencies. The successor to the Soviet TASS news agency, it was re-named in 1992, when Russia proclaimed its sovereignty following the collapse of the USSR. It has retained its status of being the central state information agency.

RIA NOVOSTI is the state-owned News Agency of the Russian Federation.


Interfax Group is a leading provider of information in the CIS. Interfax includes about 100 specialized information services, supplying weekly and daily reports with industry analysis, business information, real-time news, market data and ratings and credit reports.

New Media


National information service News and analitical material on various topics in Russian.


Russian mass media on the  Internet. Daily surveys of media material published in Runet.

Daily on-line information web-site about Russian and world events.


Daily web-newspaper publishes news on society, politics, and culture.


Daily web-newspaper publishes news on social, political and cultural issues, currency rates, weather forcast.


Website of the foreign press. Media material is translated into Russian.


Website of new stories on a variety of topics, such as , , ϻ, Hi-tech, , , , .

Web sites of Moscow & St.Petersburg


A catalogue of trips, transportation, hotels, leisure and entertainment


A catalogue of trips, transportation, hotels, leisure and entertainment

Sightseeing /Tour highlights
Theatre & Movie

A catalogue of current movies and cinema theatres in Moscow and St.Petersburg

Theatre bill

This web site presents the repertoire of Moscow theatres and gives abstracts of theatre performances

Dosug in Moscow & St.Pete

This web site contains a lot of useful information about theaters, movies, exhibitions etc. Userfriendly search helps to find theater you are looking for and the repertoire

Russian Language Reference & Information Services

Russian National Corpus

This website contains a corpus of the modern Russian language incorporating over 300 million words. The corpus of Russian is a reference system based on a collection of Russian texts in electronic form.

Pusskoje slovo

On-line Dictionaries & Encyclopaedias
On-line Russian keyboard

Russian keyboard from

Phonetic Russian keyboard


Russian keyboard for French Language speakers


Russian keyboard for German language speakers

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