The head of “Kinopoisk” left the company after an unsuccessful restart of the site


MOSCOW, October 13. The head of the Russian news service about the movie “Kinopoisk” (100% belongs to “Yandex”) Olga Mansurova has decided to leave the company after an unsuccessful restart of the site. It will replace Dmitry Stepanov, who earlier headed the direction of media services of “Yandex”. About it reported in a press-service “Yandex”.

“Olga made the decision to leave the company. The company took this decision”, – said the press service.

“Restart “IMDb” was complicated by a number of administrative errors, and by analyzing the causes of the incident, I decided that I need to focus on the product and to take responsibility for its future,” – commented on the situation Stepanov, adding that ceases to engage in other services. Who will take his place at the head of the direction of media services, not specified.

As previously reported, on Thursday, October 8, “Yandex” has launched an updated version of the “IMDb” and a new model of its monetization, which is the aggregation of video content online cinemas, which are divided with the service received from their sale proceeds. However, many service users spoke negatively about the new site, faced, in particular, technical problems or a lack of the usual information. October 12, the user was returned to access the previous site and the new version was moved to the domain beta.kinopoisk.ru.

Kinopoisk, the largest Russian site about cinema. The audience in Russia is 17 million people according to estimates of TNS and 33 million by data “Yandex.Metrics” (including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Baltics, Kazakhstan). From September 2014, the audience of “Kinopoisk” increased by 40%. The service was bought by “Yandex” in 2013.