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Russian-American People of the Year by Rambler was launched on August 1, 2006

Rambler-New York successfully launched the “Russian-American People of the Year” project, which became an integral part of the “Rambler People of the Year Awards”, one of the most important awards in the Russian internet. People of the Year of the Russian-American community will be selected by the internet users. There will be 12 categories, including Business, Culture, Media and other categories.

Rambler holds the annual “People of the Year Awards” since 2001. More than 20 million people voted to select the winners, who included Sergey Brin, Mikhail Fradkov et al. “Rambler People of the Year” is one of the most closely followed internet events in Russia. The awards ceremony usually takes place in Moscow’s Central Music Hall.

Making Russian-American People of the Year project part of the Awards, Rambler confirms its image of the resource which brings together the Russian-speakers across the planet. The project will offer the Russian-American community the opportunity to honor outstanding members of the community and introduce their work to the large audience in the US and Russia. One of the winners will receive an award for the outstanding contributions to the Russian-American relations. She or he will take part in the Awards Ceremony in Moscow. There will also be an award ceremony for the winners in 12 nominations. The ceremony will take place in New York.

The voting process will consist of two parts, nominations and selection from the short list. All internet users will be welcome to take part. The nominations will start on August 1, 2006 and the winners will be announced on December 1, 2006. Elections will run online, on the Rambler-New York platform. As of 2006, Russian-American People of the Year will become a permanent category in the Rambler People of the Year Program (http://people.rambler.ru/).

The Russian-American People of the Year project is administered by Press Release Group and RusInfoService.

Rambler Media is an integrated and diversified Russian language media, entertainment, services and content delivery company with three main segments: internet services, mobile value added services, and television broadcasting. Rambler Media operates businesses including the Russian language internet portal and search engine 'rambler.ru', on-line newspaper 'Lenta.ru’, broadband ISP 'Rambler Telecom', interactive advertising company 'Index20', mobile content service provider 'SMXCOM', and documentary and entertainment TV network 'RamblerTV'. Rambler Media’s shares are traded on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol 'RMG'. For more information on Rambler Media, visit our corporate website at www.ramblermedia.com.

Rambler-New York is a Rambler project targeted to the Russian-American population (http://ny.rambler.ru). It includes the news section, events listings, photo service, blogs and other services.

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