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2008 Runet Awards Celebrate Russian Internet Leaders

The 2008 Russian Internet or Runet Awards were given away last week in a lavish ceremony held in Moscow. Russian singers and celebrities were among the audience as leading players in Russian internet industry were awarded for their contribution to the development of the Russian segment of the internet.

The awards have been running since 2004 and the project is paid for by the Federal Agency for Print and Mass Communication in Russia (FAPMC). A reflection of the support governmental agencies have for the development of the internet in Russia.

Rambler and Microsoft won awards for Technology and Innovation while Google.ru beat Yandex.ru by one place in the People’s Top 10 category. The full results of this section are below and give some insight into the popular websites in Runet at the moment.

  1. Odnoklassniki.ru
  2. Tsitatnik Runeta
  3. Web service UcoZ
  4. Mail.ru
  5. National bittorrent tracker
  6. Google.ru
  7. Yandex.ru
  8. Legend: Legacy of Dragon
  9. Russian Wikipedia
  10. Online game 11×11

You can download an official video of the night’s entertainment (2 hrs 35mins) in FLV Format (269 MB) or WMV Format (1310 MB). I’ve included a short clip below.

About Nick Wilsdon

Nick Wilsdon works as a Content and Digital Strategy Consultant He manages online campaigns for the UK's leading telecom, finance and FMCG brands.

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