22 Top Russian News Sites

Russia is one of the fastest developing nations in the world. This has resulted in many people getting their access to internet in recent times, which has also led to the demand for staying up to date with the latest news.

This is a list of the top Russian news sites according to their popularity.

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The latest news concerning the aspects like politics, sport, economy, and incidents across Russia are covered on this site. Forecasts about the currency market are provided along with market indices from around the world, while tourism news is also present.



This is a site concerned with all the latest news from Russia and around the world. Other categories of news offered on this site include economy, finance, business, real estate, crime, sport, and movies. There are transcripts of several press conferences present as well.

RIA Novosti


This site specializes in offering news on aspects like government policies, economy, tourism, crime, and society. Sport is also a key ingredient of the site, which has numerous photos, videos, games and other forms of multimedia.

Yandex News

Leading Russian search engine have a news section. Yandex news is the news aggregator for all aspects like breaking, economy, sport, political, culture, and technology news. This is also the most popular search engine in Russia. News can also be region centric like Moscow and Rostov news.


The Russian leading email services offers array of services including the latest news from Russia, while the top headlines from the world are also available. Sports news covering aspects like ice hockey and football is present alongside technology and automobile news, while the portal also provides e-mail service.

Rambler News

This news portal offers the latest and breaking news from Russia along with several other information like weather and currency updates. The portal also provides an e-mail service as well. Financial news and aspects like flight information is also provided.


This site specializes in offering news about technology with focus especially on mobile phones running on various platforms. Android, Windows Phone, Symbian, and iPhone are the different types of phones and platforms discussed at this site.

News Russia

Started in 2002, this online news site provides free news in various categories for its readers. The site is part of the Gazprom Media, while it is available in Russian and Ukrainian languages. The website has editorial office in Ukraine and Israel.

Msk Echo

This site offers news from Russia and from around the world in three formats – news of the day, top seven news, and echo news. There are also several blogs discussing the latest events across the world and in Russia. Polls and videos are also present.


This news website was started in 1999 and it offers free news, which can also be subscribed. It is currently owned by the SUP Fabrik media company. It provides news on aspects like politics, business, culture, sports, and technology.

Komsomolskaya Pravda

This is the online version of the newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda” that was started in 1925. This site specializes in offering a lot of the content from the newspaper in aspects like economy, society, science, sport, and general news.


Offering news about sports like football, hockey, tennis, basketball, volleyball, boxing, and racing is the specialty of this site. It also provides access to live matches as well. Photos and videos comprise the multimedia content, while match tickets can also be purchased.


This site specializes in offering news about various sports like basketball, volleyball, football, tennis, Formula One, and swimming. There is an extensive collection of videos and photos, while a discussion board is also offered as well.


This is a website that offers its readers latest news through social networking somewhat similar to digg and reddit. The users are provided money for sharing interesting news, which can then be commented upon by the readers. This site was started in 2007.

Rossiyskaya Gazeta

This is the official site of the Russian government newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta. Official documents of state bodies are one of the chief contents of this newspaper, which also covers aspects like economy, society, sport, and culture.


Breaking news from Russia and around the world is the main feature of the site. Other aspects that are covered include business, economy technology, and showbiz. There are several photos, videos, and blogs available on this site.


Online news site from leading Russian daily “Kommersant” offers news mostly focused on business and politics. The site however offers many other sections such as business, sports, business tips, dictionary and more.


This Russian division of Forbes magazine features on the latest developments in aspects likes markets, governments, and finance. Blogs, interviews, and experiments offer insight into the latest happenings around the world, while investment tips are also provided.


This is a joint venture of the popular business newspapers – Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal – and the Sanoma Independent Media. It was started in 1999 and it claims to have more than 100 reporters covering all the latest news from Russia.

Moskovskij Komsomolets

Moskovskij Komsomolets is a daily newspaper in Russia founded in 1919. The site offers news on business, politics, society, science, sports and more. Users can also access print edition online along with interviews, photo galleries and videos.


This is a daily news site from leading Russian daily “Izvestia”. The group was founded in 1917. Covers various sections including Moscow, world news, society, gadgets, politics, army, economy and sports.

Nezavisimaya Gazeta

The “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” daily was founded in 1990 and also offers online news through their website. Their online portal covers news on variety of topics along with many other sections including forums, apps and their own newspaper online.

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