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Russia - Rossiya #2 [continued]
3 search engines, 22 directories
rencke




msg:495817
 7:48 am on Apr 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

This is the continuation of Russia #1 [webmasterworld.com]

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Russia - Rossiya
Fact sheet [odci.gov]
Domain(s): ru, su
Online population: 9,2 million (6,3%) (1Q/2001)
Native language(s): Russian
Understanding of English: 30% read and write. Another 38% understand with some difficulty.
Hosts in domain: 300.000+ (Jul 2000)
Pages in domain 34.4 million (Mar 2001, all languages)
Local presence required for domain registration: Yes, except .com.ru
Multiple domains allowed: Yes
Professional help: See bottom of page

Known general search engines:

Altavista.ru is a camera company. Altavista.com has 7% of all searches made from Russia

Aport [aport.ru]
Language interface: Russian, English Traffic volume: 17% of all searches Local language(s) required: Yes Local domain(s) only: Yes Search technology: Own Meta description used in search replies: No, they use descriptions from their catalogue
Things that help ranking: Local language: Yes Local domain: Yes Keyword in URL: ?Yes Keyword in title: Yes Keyword in description: No Keyword in meta keywords: No Keyword in header: Yes Keyword in 1st paragraph: Not so... Other: Registering in their directory (catalog.aport.ru), keyword frequency. Spider: "Aport Registration Robot"

Google.ru redirects to Google.com. Google has 7% of all searches in Russia.

MSN.ru = Merchant Support Network. MSN.com has 7% of all searches from Russia,

Rambler [rambler.ru]
Language interface: Russian Traffic volume: 18% of all searches Local language(s) required: Yes Local domain(s) only: Yes Search technology: Own Meta description used in search replies: No
Things that help ranking: Local language: Yes :) Local domain: Yes Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: Yes, some Keyword in description: No Keyword in meta keywords: No Keyword in header: Yes Keyword in 1st paragraph: Some Other: High keyword frequency helps to some extent. Rambler's Top 100-list [top100.rambler.ru] has a link-back system that counts clicks and determines how high the sites is listed. Registration and placing a button on the page is required. Indexes first 200Kb of text in .ru domain only - but no free hosting services.

Yandex [yandex.ru]
Language interface: Russian Traffic volume: 42% of all searches Local language(s) required: Yes Local domain(s) only: Yes Search technology: Own Meta description used in search replies: Yes
Things that help ranking: Local language: Yes :) Local domain: Yes Keyword in URL: Yes Keyword in title: YES Keyword in description: No Keyword in meta keywords: No Keyword in header: Yes Keyword in 1st paragraph: A little Other: Keyword frequency. Ultra fast indexing - 2 to 3 days, but check needed. The robot crawls remaining pages two weeks after submission. Yandex provides info on keyword popularity on request.Spider: Yandex/1.03.xx

Known nationwide general directories:

@Rus [atrus.com]
Language interface: Russian, English Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Chat [catalog.chat.ru]
Language interface: Russian Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Surok [surok.wolf.ru]
Language interface: Russian Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Data.ru [data.ru]
Language interface: Russian Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Discover Russia [russia2you.org]
Language interface: Russian, English Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Holms.ru [holms.ru]
Language interface: Russian Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Hochu! [hochu.ru]
Language interface: Russian Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

LinkMaker [ipclub.ru]
Language interface: Russian Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

List.ru [list.ru]
Language interface: Russian Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Pingwin [pingwin.ru]
Language interface: Russian, English Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Region.ru [region.ru]
Language interface: Russian Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Rucity.com [rucity.com]
Language interface: Russian, English Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Russian Internet [neystadt.org]
Language interface: English Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Russia on the Net [ru]
Language interface: Russian, English Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Search Centre [search.centre.ru]
Language interface: Russian Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Starts [stars.ru]
Language interface: Russian, English Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Susanin [susanin.net]
Language interface: Russian Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Tela [tela.dux.ru]
Language interface: Russian Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Top list [top.list.ru]
Language interface: Russian Traffic volume: 15% of all searches Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: Requires that their own counter is placed on page.

Weblist RU [weblist.ru]
Language interface: Russian, English Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Ulitka [ulitka.ru]
Language interface: Russian Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Yahoo.ru redirects to Weblist.ru. Yahoo.com has 7% of all Searches in Russia.

Zenon [aha.ru]
Language interface: Russian Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Additional search engines and directories found here [db.alba36.com]

Local people who can help with translations and advise:

Vladimir Tikhomirov. vst@belti.ru. Translations from Englsh to Russian and SEO advise.

This area will be updated with e-mail and/or web addresses to translators and SEO specialists, who have posted a reply in this discussion. Please state your name, web and/or e-mail address, languages to/from and what you can help out with. Prices and promotional stuff will be edited out.

The easy way to post a reply: Copy from above, click button, paste and change.

Updated 23 April, 2001

 

rencke




msg:495818
 12:59 pm on Jul 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

If you add Google.com and Google.yahoo.com together, Google is now Russia's second most popular search engine according to SpyLOG, a Russian Internet statistics company. The market share has grown rapidly since the fall of 2000 and continues to grow. Only Yandex remains more popular at this time.

Google's support for the cyrillic alphabet is cited as the chief reason for the success.

NFFC




msg:495819
 8:56 am on Aug 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

Lycos now have a Russian "portal" [lycos.ru...]

rencke




msg:495820
 2:20 pm on Aug 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

More news from Russia:

Yandex, the leading Russian search engine, expects 1,25 million Euros ($1,1 mill) in revenue for fiscal 2001. This is 2,5 times more than last year according to a news story in Europemedia [europemedia.net].

Yandex will also launch an adword program similar to Google's.

Nicholas




msg:495821
 6:53 pm on Aug 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Tela [tela.dux.ru] - not a searchable Directory but a SE.

Made link clickable

(edited by: rencke at 9:03 pm (gmt) on Aug. 12, 2001)

rencke




msg:495822
 9:16 pm on Aug 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld, Nicholas. I and my collegues hope that you will like this "University of Search Engine Optimization".

Thank you for the information on Tela. I took the liberty of editing your post in order to make the link clickable. I don't know why it didn't work, you did it the right way.

Do you know anything else about Tela, like known traffic volume? I did a little test and the index seems to be very small and a bit old. The newest links in the search reply I saw were from 2000. Tela appears to be spidering mainly, but not exclusively .ru sites. I did see a few dot-coms.

Although a choice of English interface is offered, it covers only the main page, not the search reply page. I can't read Russian, so could you please tell me what this means:

: 3716736; www-: 13016

I guess it has something to do with the number of pages found?

Nicholas




msg:495823
 6:16 pm on Aug 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

About Tela:
" : 3716736; www-: 13016"
means: "All documents: 3,716,736; All www-servers: 13,016"
"Search engine TELA elaborated by DUX company enables you to search using keywords through www-sites presenting information in Russian as well as through Russian sites containing information in English... In its searching part the TELA search engine is based on wide known search system freeWAIS-sf using Russian version of ILIAS (the system that enables you to deal with Russian morphology).."
That's all i know about Tela.

Nicholas




msg:495824
 6:32 pm on Aug 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

MavicaNet [mavicanet.com] (aka www.zona.ru, www.mavica.ru, www.mavicanet.ru, www.mavicanet.net, wwww.mavicanet.org, and more)

Language (user) interface: Russian, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Portuguese, Finnish, Bulgarian, Irish, Norwegian, Ukrainian, Armenian, Estonian.
(with ~49 languages in editors interface)

Traffic volume: Now it is a biggest Russian directory.
Local language(s) required: All
Local domain(s) only: All
No. of categories allowed per site: Not limited
Search method: ?
Things that help ranking:
Local language: All 49 languages.
Local domain: All domains
Keyword in URL: Yes
Keyword in title: Yes
Keyword in description: Yes
Other: No

Nicholas




msg:495825
 7:38 am on Aug 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

Top Russian SE's (09 Aug 2001):

Yandex: 38.89%
Rambler: 22.56%
Google: 17.04 %
APORT!: 9.938%
Yahoo!: 6.197%
Alta Vista: 2.097%
MSN: 1.418%

-----
Spylog.ru (Mytrix.com)

rencke




msg:495826
 8:33 am on Aug 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

Excellent info, Nicholas. Very, very interesting. Keep it coming!.

Your stuff on Mavica ties in nicely with the discussion here: [webmasterworld.com...] I notice from the statistics that Google appears to be taking market shares from Yandex and Aport (and probably AltaVista as well), but not from Rambler, which is actually gaining i popularity is spite of competition getting tougher. This will go into the next update of the overview of Russia.

Nblond




msg:495827
 11:40 am on Oct 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

Yandex: 40%
Rambler: 21%
Google: 16%
APORT!: 10%
Yahoo!: 7%
Alta Vista: 2%
MSN: 1.5%

heini




msg:495828
 11:55 am on Oct 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WmW Nblond

So Yandex is getting even stronger, Googles rise stopped.
Wheres your stats from?

Nblond




msg:495829
 4:27 pm on Oct 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thank you, Heini. This stats you can see on Spylog.ru (or Mytrix.com for Europe)

(edited by: Nblond at 4:36 pm (gmt) on Oct. 8, 2001)

Rumbas




msg:495830
 4:30 pm on Oct 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hi Nblond - Welcome to the European Forums!

Thank you for sharing the numbers - we love numbers here at WmW.

The ones you provide looks a lot like the ones that Nicholas has posted too. I expect they reflect the traffic to your site from the Russian search engines, right?
I checked Mytrix, and they look similar to Webtrends and other traffic analysis companies?

Even so the numbers are very interesting and provide a excellent base for getting a fix on the search engines scene in Russia :)

heini




msg:495831
 11:26 pm on Oct 28, 2001 (gmt 0)

Was just wondering - how is Lycos.ru doing?
Did they settle in alright?
Visited their site - and it appeared only .ru domains are listed. Is it a Fast database just filtered for Russian content?

Nblond




msg:495832
 6:45 pm on Nov 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

Yes, this is Fast date base exactly. I was compared this by word "" (potato) :)
Also want to say, that Lycos now is not popular searchengine in russian Internet (Runet).

heini




msg:495833
 8:03 pm on Nov 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

Potato - hmm... Standard search option is set to russian sites - either russian language or dot.ru, right? I found many sites from .kz domains.

I find it astonishing that the global majors of search technology, Fast and Google dont really break in in the russian searchengine market. What do you think: Is the technology used by Yandex, Rambler and Aport good enough to stand the competiton? Is it perhaps good enough to to be sold to other engines of that area?

oLeon




msg:495834
 5:26 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

I see that there is a german version of Rambler [rambler.de]. I know that could be very successful due to the many people from Russia in Germany (called Aussiedler, kind of evacuee: people who emigrated from Russia to Germany because their forefathers went hundreds of years ago to Russia, and in the last few years the great-grandson were allowed to come back after the frontiers were opened for them), like the Krusenstern [krusenstern.de] in Germany.

We are going to start promotion in Russia, and I appreciate a correcture to my little list of engines:
Yandex, Rambler, Google, Aport
These are the only relevant engines, arent they?

heini




msg:495835
 12:07 am on Jan 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

Well, from what Nblond and Nicolas have posted and what the stats say, you are correct OLeon. I'd add Yahoo, anyhow.

Speaking of Yahoo: do our russian members have any information on Yahoo planning to introduce a paid for review scheme as started in Europe?

Nblond




msg:495836
 8:39 pm on Jan 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

Now you are may to change:
1) List.ru (www.list.ru) -> Mail.ru (www.mail.ru)
and top.list.ru -> top.mail.ru
2) also remove:
Stars (www.stars.ru) (now is www.aport.ru (SE))
3) Tela - nonpopular russian SE (tela.dux.ru)
4) Zenon (www.zenon.net/links) is not a directory, it is simply ISP with page of links.

and where in this listing MavicaNET?

heini




msg:495837
 10:46 pm on Jan 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

Great, thanks for the update Nblond.

>MavicaNet
We have a thread on it. Truly ambitious voluntary project, I hope they can keep it growing.
http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum18/269.htm [webmasterworld.com]

>List.ru (www.list.ru) -> Mail.ru (www.mail.ru)
and top.list.ru -> top.mail.ru

Specialising on E-Mail services?

Nblond




msg:495838
 7:58 am on Jan 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

[quote]
>List.ru (www.list.ru) -> Mail.ru (www.mail.ru)
and top.list.ru -> top.mail.ru

Specialising on E-Mail services?
[/qoute]
Yes. It is a one holding 'Port.Ru'

funsad




msg:495839
 2:42 pm on Apr 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yandex has become the Number One in Russian internet since last year. Moreover, it has been attracting more and more users, like magnet. Yesterday Yandex served two million queries! I was astonished, because in December, 2001 it served only 1,5 million searches a day. I think, it's great!

heini




msg:495840
 4:33 pm on Apr 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

439 890 different www servers,
63 070 271 documents,
1043 GB database size

That describes the size of Yandex index of the russian web? If so it's amazing - Fast counts 26,736,676 results in russian language. Google has some 50 Mill, I believe.
2 Mill. Queries daily is not bad either.

There is some interesting info on what Yandex does in english, explore from here:
http://www.yandex.ru/index_engl.html [yandex.ru]

Funsad - I got a whole list of questions concerning Yandex, most important:

- Reach: is it Russia only or surrounding countries too?

- Technology: I noticed Yandex is fast - is it good also? Relevant results?
(I'm wondering if Yandex success isfrom it's abundant portal/ISP/ and other
services or from the quality of results)

- Paid results: Yandex offers an adwords similar service - do it yourself
advertising - is it PPC, is there a keyword tool, how do get ads displayed?

Funsad - thanks for the info. Great to have you here.

funsad




msg:495841
 10:58 pm on Apr 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yes, the numbers you've mentioned are correct [yandex.ru].

> - Reach: is it Russia only or surrounding countries too?
Yandex tries to know all sites with Russian text. That's why it automatically crawls sites in domains su, ru, am, az, by, ge, kg, kz, md, tj, ua, uz (which have a lot of Russian pages). Yandex also can crawl site in any domain if it's interesting to Russian users (in that case you should write to addurl@yandex-team.ru and ask them about indexing; your site will be manually checked).

A month ago Yandex started indexing well-cited pages, regardless of their language and domain, but it doesn't go further through their links. This trick is used to show suitable site description in search results.

> - Technology: I noticed Yandex is fast - is it good also? Relevant results?
I'm fond of Yandex. To my mind it's the most exciting search engine in the world. :) Yandex was the first to invent plenty of interesting things. For example, Yandex Bar [bar.yandex.ru] was announced before Google's one, and it's much more powerful and flexible than rivals' bars. Yandex has sophisticated and comprehensive query language [yandex.ru], but its results are relevant even in case of a stupid query (Yandex uses so called fuzzy search).

I took part in the Internet Searching Cup of Russia [kubok.yandex.ru] and in the last Cup I took 20-th place (there were 876 competitors). So I can claim that my search skills are quite good. During the competition I used mostly Yandex (only a few times I had to use Google and Aport). Yandex's perfect in informational queries and quite strong in navigational and transactional.

> (I'm wondering if Yandex success isfrom it's abundant portal/ISP/ and
> other services or from the quality of results)
Both reasons are important. Aport used to be the most relevant Russian search engine till 1999. In 1999 it was bought by Golden Telecom. Aport hasn't made any significant improvement of their search technology since that time. Rambler used to be the strongest brand among Russian SEs till 2001, but it wasted time and Yandex succeeded to catch up and surpass it.
Yandex has been improving continuously a relevance of a search, but it has also designed a lot of services and made great strides in self-promotion. There is Internet Search Cup of Russia, News Search and Subscribe [news.yandex.ru], alert service [yandex.ru], which informs about new indexed documents with your keywords, Family filters [family.yandex.ru], and so forth.
However, I think that the clue of Yandex's success is in his attitude to users: Yandex seems to be alive. I wrote letters to all Russian SEs, but only Yandex replied instantly in most cases. It has been presenting a new service or an improvement every week or fortnight since the end of 1999!

> - Paid results: Yandex offers an adwords similar service - do it yourself
> advertising - is it PPC, is there a keyword tool, how do get ads displayed?
This service is called Yandex.Direct [direct.yandex.ru]. It isn't PPC, you should pay for ad impressions (today 1000 impressions cost $20). Y.Direct has keyword tool, which is available for free after the registration. It's similar to Overture (GoTo) Suggestions. You can see an example of ads here [yandex.ru]. Direct, unlike AdWords, doesn't take into account ad's CTR. If there're some ads to be shown, Direct applies a random order.
I used this service and its strong and weak points are the same as AdWords'. You should carefully choose your keywords and your text of advertisement. My best ad had CTR more than 5%, and I think it's good result.

If you have any question don't hesitate to ask.

heini




msg:495842
 10:26 am on May 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Well, with this excellent info - thanks funsad! - interested webmasters should be able to start out testing the waters in the russian speaking web.

In Russia alone the potential market has grown over the last year to some 18 Mill users.
Interestingly the trend in Russia goes to access from work. The percentage of home users actually decreased to a rough 40%.
I suppose this trend is due to the rising use of the web for B2B operations in Russia.

groul




msg:495843
 7:09 pm on May 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

my 2 cents

Yandex's Citation system (similar to Google PageRank) DOESN'T count the authority of the linking site. So for Yandex it's the same whether a major well-known site links to you or a personal Home Page.

Also they have a directory (you need to apply for inclusion). Beeing listed in directory helps to stay on top in related searches. Your position in directory also depends on your Citation Yandex (PageRank).

Regards
Groul

funsad




msg:495844
 11:30 am on May 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yandex's Citation system (similar to Google PageRank) DOESN'T count the authority of the linking site.

You're not absolutely right. Yandex Citation Index is a ranking factor only for their directory. Yandex search do use a slightly modified PageRank algorithm to rank sites.

Beeing listed in directory helps to stay on top in related searches.

It used to be a strong ranking factor. Yandex removed directory sites from search result pages on 29 April, 2002. Since that time being listed in directory helps a bit only if description of your site contains proper keywords.

Alexander Sadovsky.

Eric_Jarvis




msg:495845
 2:31 pm on Sep 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

finally I started getting serious Yandex traffic this month...along with a lot from www.vokruginfo.ru...does anyone know more about this site?...it seems quite a large scale portal at first sight

andrey_sea




msg:495846
 6:58 pm on Sep 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

Eric,

www.vokruginfo.ru is a collection (digest) of non-standard, sensational - news and editorial articles. It is a Russian version of a supermarket tabloid online.

Russians come to read some weird and sensational news on this website, with no guarantees of truthfullness or authenticity...

Andrey

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