In Estonia closed the last two of the printed newspaper in Russian “Day by day” and Postimees (the Postman). This decision was made due to the declining readership and declining advertising sales. On Thursday announced the publisher of Postimees, which in this case assured that going to continue to develop portals Rus.Postimees.ee, Limon.ee and Krasotka.ee.
“In recent years the dwindling number of subscribers and readers of all Russian-language Newspapers, produced in Estonia. At the same time, Russian-language online edition demonstrate a steady increase in the number of readers,” – said the Chairman of the Board of AS Postimees group the peep feces.
According to him, the trend of the transition of readers and advertisers to the Internet is extremely fast in Russian-language media of Estonia. That is why the decision was made to invest in the development of Russian-language news portals.
“Thank you to those who all this time was engaged in the edition of the oldest Russian-language paper newspaper of Estonia and was its regular reader. Now urge everyone to read the news in Russian on our portals,” added Kala.
He stressed that all subscribers money back for the missed newspaper. Customers who have booked the ad in the newspaper Postimees in Russian, and “Day by day” will also return the money spent.
AS Postimees group included in the current in the three Baltic countries, Eesti Meedia. Joint-stock company unites the oldest Estonian newspaper Postimees, the number of County Newspapers and news portals.
Estonia is home to 1.3 million people. According to the Fund for the support and protection of the rights of Russian compatriots living abroad, Estonia 29% of the population consider Russian their native language. The proportion of people who speak Russian, is much higher – 72%. Russian mother tongue, also say living in the country of the Jews, Belarusians, Germans, poles, Ukrainians, Tatars and representatives of other Nations, reminds RIA “Novosti”.
In mid-August, Estonian police arrested 53-year-old chief editor of the Internet portal “Baltic” Alexander Kornilov. Together with him on suspicion of embezzlement were detained three persons in their house were searched. According to representatives of the Prosecutor’s office, Kornilov suspected of forgery and providing tax and customs Board false information.
Kornilov is also the publisher of the portals, “Baltic” (baltija.eu) and three Lebanese source (baltnews.ee). The security police of Estonia in its Yearbook for the year of 2014 connected Kornilov with the activities of the Russian propagandists. In particular, the three Lebanese source portal called “advocacy brand” of Moscow. It was reported that this website was funded through the Dutch Media Capital Holding BV, which is controlled by persons related to MIA “Russia today”. Estonian media wrote that Kornilov was put in a pocket allocated on the propaganda activities of the Russian money”.