Independent Media Sanoma Magazines acquires Webpark.ru

Webpark.ru is one of the leaders in the rapidly developing Russian blog market. The site ranks among the top five entertainment blog sites. What distinguishes the site from its competitors is its unique content and loyal core audience.

After the acquisition, Webpark.ru will be integrated in the expanding internet portfolio of Independent Media Sanoma Magazines (IMSM) with leading sites like Cosmo.ru. The team of professional editors will continue their work for IMSM. The founder of Webpark.ru, Danil Khasanshin will stay to manage and develop the site. "Integration of webpark.ru into IMSM is a major step in the development of the project. The project is in good hands and has a great future", says Danil Khasanshin.

"Acquisition of Webpark.ru is an excellent extension of our portfolio. It is a strong traffic driver and it also brings us an experienced team of professional people", says Elena Myasnikova, Managing Director of Independent Media Sanoma Magazines.

Independent Media Sanoma Magazines

Independent Media Sanoma Magazines Russia is part of Sanoma Magazines International.

Sanoma Magazines International, located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is a business of Sanoma Magazines. Sanoma Magazines is one of the largest consumer magazine publishers in Europe. The company publishes more than 300 magazines in thirteen different countries.

Sanoma Magazines International is responsible for Sanoma Magazines- activities in Central, Eastern and South East Europe. Apart from developing its strong portfolio of magazine brands for various reader communities, Sanoma Magazines is expanding its business to other media platforms, with a clear focus on interactivity. Sanoma Magazines is a division of SanomaWSOY, the leading media group in the Nordic region with operations in versatile fields of media in over twenty European countries.