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RuTube (Russian Tube) is a video-sharing website that has a similar 2017 YouTube's layout. Launched in 2006 as a russian alternative of YouTube. It's only available in russian.

The web site includes videos created by private individuals and licensed programming from entertainment companies that are hosted directly on Rutube, and videos that have been viewed on Facebook. Rutube's overall monthly global traffic, as reported by representatives from Rutube, consists of 30 million unique visitors who viewed over 168 million video clips.

  • History

Rutube was founded in 2006 by Oleg Volobuev and Mikhail Paukin, both from the Russian city of Oryol. In November 2008, the video portal was acquired by Gazprom Media Holdings, which is controlled by the Russian government. The acquisition price was not revealed, however in March 2009 experts valued the video portal at $15 million.


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