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January 2013

30 January 2013

The periodicals prices growth in Russia in 2012 broke records of the previous two years

The volume of the printed press retail market in value terms, despite the negative dynamics of sold copies has remained stable since 2009. Losses from reduced circulation are compensated by the price growth for printed press.

According to the monitoring of retail prices for the press, within 2010 and 2011 the price growth for the printed media was estimated at 23% in total. In 2012, the trend of price growth for periodicals was not only continued, but intensified.

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29 January 2013

The Ministry of Communications will support Russian Post in development of subscribtion

The Ministry of Communications is  making efforts to ensure the balance of interests of the Russian Post, publishers and readers in the development of the subscription. That was stated by the Deputy Minister of Communications Aleksey Volin at a conference “Perspectives of regional digital television and print media”, held on January 24th in Nizhny Novgorod.

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28 January 2013

Men's magazines cheapened by the end of 2012

Although men's information and entertainment magazines are only about 1% of all the thematic groups of periodicals sold on, they are certainly an important segment of the press market. Besides, over the past three years men’s interest in the Russian magazines of world brands is not quenched, and against the total annual 12 percent increase in the price of periodicals, the price of men's gloss for the year 2012 is increased by only 6%. What is more, the supermarkets became a driver of growth, where periodicals for men grew over the year by 20%.

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25 January 2013

Newspapers, books and stationery retailer WH Smith Plc plans to open its first stores in Russia as part of its broader global expansion plans

The company is targeting airports to kick-start its expansion on the Russian market, with the help of local partners, Yulia Sokolova, a leasing director at Knight Frank, told Reuters.

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24 January 2013

Moscow’s printed mass media sector stands for tobacco sales in press kiosks

This year January 21st the working meeting of general managers of Moscow city’s press retail sales was held in PDA.

The meeting raised concern about the difficulties encountered to the recommendations of "Spraviedlivaja Rossia" party’s amendments to the draft law "On the protection of public health from exposure to the surrounding tobacco smoke and the effects of tobacco use" on the passage in State Duma.

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23 January 2013

Moscow authorities will not renew work permits for about 20% of the press kiosks in 2013

Moscow authorities will not extend the 2013 work permits for about 20% of the individual  distributors of newspapers and magazines and will hold a new tender.

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21 January 2013

There is no place to buy a newspaper in residential areas of Moscow

Moscow ia a great city, but there is nowhere to buy the daily press! The Press Distribution Association (PDA) decided to check, whether there is enough press kiosks for the residents of Moscow.

Point is that according to the decision of the city authorities every 1000 residents of Moscow  should account for 10 square meters of retail space in the press kiosks. Simply put one kiosk for 1000 residents.

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18 January 2013

Yandex Ad Focus Beats Mail.ru as Premium Grows: Russia Overnight

Stock investors expecting Yandex NV (YNDX)’s focus on advertising to drive sales growth next year are paying the highest premium in six weeks for Russia’s most-used search engine over Internet company Mail.ru Group Ltd.

Yandex, whose search site outrates Google Inc.’s in Russia, jumped 4.2 percent in New York last week and traded for 27.6 times estimated earnings on Nov. 20, 8.2 percent above the valuation for Mail.ru, a London-listed Russian language company that owns social network VKontakte and sells online games. The Bloomberg Russia-US Equity Index (RUS14BN) of the most-traded Russian companies in the U.S. gained 2.9 percent last week, and futures on the RTS Index rose 0.6 percent to 144,060 on Nov. 23.

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17 January 2013

Hearst Digital Subscriptions Now Generating Profits

In what's become an annual tradition from Hearst Magazines president David Carey, a post-holiday letter to employees highlights some of the company's successes in the last year and points to new initiatives for 2013.

While there were definitely highlights for the company, Carey noted the days of consistent performance across brands are over. This is a nod to a recognition that while the external media landscape continues to fracture, so goes the internal performance of brands—strategies that used to work consistently across the platform are now maddeningly hard to predict from one brand to another. 

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16 January 2013

"Yandex" has won on a foreign field

The share of search engine queries among Google's Chrome browser users for the first time exceeded 50%.

The share of "Yandex" in search queries of Chrome users in the last two weeks of 2012 reached 50.2%, while in the previous three months it was 48.8%, according to the "Renaissance Capital" report, which, in turn, refers to the LiveInternet data. On the contrary, Google's share among users of Chrome, decreased from 36.3 to 35.3%.  In the meantime, Google is the default search in Chrome from November 2011.

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