Type of site
Specialty service
Available in Russian
Headquarters Moscow
Owner Yandex
Created by Vitaly Tatsiy
Dmitry Sukhanov
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional, but registration allows a user to use much more functions
Launched 7 November 2003; 17 years ago (2003-11-07)[1]

KinoPoisk (Russian: КиноПоиск, a portmanteau of "cinema" and "search") is a Russian online database of information related to films, TV shows including cast, production team, biographies, plot summaries, ratings, and reviews. Since 2018 (as КиноПоиск HD) also a subscription video on demand streaming service with several thousand films, TV series, cartoons, including premieres and exclusive ones, has also been available.[2]

In 2013, KinoPoisk was purchased by Yandex, one of Russia's largest IT companies.[3] In 2015, KinoPoisk underwent a total redesign.[4] However, the new design was met with strong criticism by both users and the media for its inferior functionality and slower loading time. Within four days Yandex reverted the site to its former design that remains in use to this day.

It is one of the most popular movie portals of the Runet.[5][6] The website has 93 million visits per month. Among the sites dedicated to films, it occupies the 3rd place in the world in terms of traffic, giving way to the IMDb portal and the Chinese Douban.[7]


  1. ^ Tatsiy, Vitaly (9 October 2007). " доставляем удовольствие киноманам". (Interview) (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  2. ^ "У "КиноПоиска" появился платный онлайн-кинотеатр" (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-02-25.
  3. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (15 October 2013). "Russian Internet Giant Yandex Acquires Top Movie Site KinoPoisk". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  4. ^ Mira, Vlad (26 October 2015). "How Yandex kills thier [sic] child's". Medium. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  5. ^ "Movie websites rating" (in Russian). Rambler's Top100.
  6. ^ "Movie websites rating" (in Russian). [email protected]Mail.Ru.
  7. ^ Analytics Stats

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