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USM is a major shareholder in Russia's number one internet company Mail.Ru Group.
  • MAIL.RU GROUP

    Mail.Ru Group is a leader in the Russian-speaking internet market. The company holds the lead in Russian desktop and mobile spaces and its products reach approximately 94% of Russian internet users on a monthly basis. Russia is the largest internet market in Europe by number of users.

  • In line with its “communitainment” strategy, the company operates an integrated communications and entertainment platform, comprising Russia’s leading e-mail service and one of the biggest internet portals, the two largest Russian-language social networks, VKontakte (VK) and Odnoklassniki (ОК), instant messengers and Russia’s top online games business, and leading Russian food tech companies Delivery Club and ZakaZaka, as well as recent acquisitions: automotive classifieds website am.ru, carsharing service BeepCar and online marketplace Youla.

  • VK is Russia’s largest social network with over 400 million registered accounts. It is visited by more than 95 million users every month. The average Russian mobile internet user spends 25% of their total time online on the VK app.

  • Odnoklassniki is the second-largest Russian-language social network, with 71 million monthly active users. OK is the leading social network in Russia by video views and unique video audience (and one of the most popular websites in Russia in terms of average time spent per user.

  • Mail.Ru Group’s portfolio also includes TamTam, a new messaging service with open public channels, as well as Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ, two other instant messengers that are popular in Russia and the CIS. Agent Mail.Ru is used by 18.8 million people each month, while ICQ has 11 million monthly users. The platforms offer a range of services including text, voice and video calls, file sharing, free SMS, and more.

  • The company owns the Mail.Ru internet portal, which includes the market-leading free e-mail provider and the third most popular search engine among Russian-speaking internet users, as well as e-commerce. The platform has 57 million users each month.

  • In 2017, Mail.Ru Group acquired Delivery Club and ZakaZaka, the two largest food tech companies in Russia. Delivery Club’s network currently includes 5,200 restaurants in Russia and receives more than 30,000 orders per day.

  • Youla, a location-based marketplace, saw very strong user growth in 2016. This has continued in 2017 with a new high of 16.6 million monthly active users and 3 million daily active users across all platforms in April.

  • In 2017, Mail.Ru Group also acquired Am.ru, one of the largest Russian automotive classifieds websites.

  • Mail.Ru Group is the leader in the interactive entertainment market in Eastern Europe, uniting the best developers of client- and browser-based massively multiplayer online games, as well as games for social networks and mobile devices. It offers more than 50 key online games, including a series of smash hits developed in-house, such as Skyforge, Evolution: Battle for Utopia, Evolution: Heroes of Utopia, Juggernaut Wars, Jungle Heat, Legend: Legacy of the Dragons, Allods Online and Lovely Farm, along with the popular international online blockbusters Armored Warfare, Warface, ArcheAge, CrossFire, Perfect World, Revelation and others.

  • Internationally, Mail.Ru Group is developing My.com, a mobile communications and entertainment services start-up based in Silicon Valley. The platform now includes the myMail, myGames and MAPS.ME apps and is launching products in the United States, Europe and other markets.

  • The company also owns mobile games developer Pixonic and holds a number of small venture capital investments in various internet companies in Russia, Ukraine and Israel.

  • Mail.Ru Group runs a variety of corporate social responsibility programmes and is committed to facilitating the development of IT education in Russia. The company holds annual international programming contests, such as the Russian Code Cup, VK Cup, Technology Forums, and partners with universities. Mail.Ru Group has a controlling interest in GeekBrains, the online learning platform for developers.

  • Mail.Ru Group’s main shareholders are USM, MIH and Tencent. The company’s global depositary receipts are traded on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker MAIL.