Russian software & sites

Here is a bench of well-known products and services which are proudly present by russians or people who was born in Russia, privet Pasha Durov. Let's go!

  • LinguaLeo

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Website

    LinguaLeo - online service for the study and practice of the English language, both for adults and for children.

    A smart pet Leo tells what action is best suited to you now to move through the jungle of English. Turn learning English courses in an exciting game!

    Features of the application:

    • Personal dictionary with personal associations, transcription and voice acting to every word.
    • Thematic glossary with visual associations.
    • Effective training: the translation of words, the designer, listening, pick up ice.
    • Choice of one of the most popular translation to the word or input your own English words.
    • Ability to monitor the progress of learning words in real time.
    • Synchronization of data with the server and the ability to work without an internet connection.
    • Nice interface and friendly support.
    • Ability to learn English for free.

    More than 3.000.000 people already use every day LinguaLeo and improve their English.


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  • Meduza

    Free Windows Web Android iPhone Telegram ... Apple Watch Vivaldi Browser Chrome Yandex.Browser Opera Firefox Website

    Every day we bring you the most important news and feature stories from hundreds of sources in Russia and across the former Soviet Union.


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  • Telegram

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Linux Mobile Android Wear FreeBSD Website

    Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple, and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.


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  • Ethereum

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Website

    Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.


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  • Tanki Online

    Free Mac Windows Web Adobe Flash Player Website

    Tanki Online is a free browser online 3D-action game developed by AlternativaPlatform company.

    The game combines the charm of Battle City from NES epoch, modern 3D-shooter dynamics as well as excitement of online games. With all these great elements Tanki Online doesn’t require HDD installation (Mac & Windows versions require) and can be run on any Internet-connected PC. Just complete the registration which won’t take more than a minute and take part in immense tank battles. The game is completely free. Each tank is controlled by a real person. Player vs player battles open great potential for fascinating challenges and cooperative actions.Take vengeance on your foes, form teams, invent tricky tactical moves — all means are good in the war. Go through rumble of turret guns and groaning of tracks to become a truly experienced fighter. The game has got a thought-out rank system. The higher your rank is, the more powerful your tank gets. A player gets access to new Hulls, turrets and other tank upgrades with each new rank.Tanki Online already deserved such prestigious awards like The Best Game without Publisher and The Best Technology at KRI 2009 expo and Technical Achievement at Russian Flash Awards 2009. But project development hasn’t stopped. We are constantly working on new elements, organize different contests and tournaments with precious prizes. Everyone can make a contribution to the game. Your ideas and offers are welcome!

    Everybody will find something interesting for themselves in Tanki Online. It’s an easy to learn 3D-action game, an arena for serious competitions and place where you can make new friends and communicate with people from all over the world. So… get ready to rumble!


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  • Clickermann

    Free Windows Website

    Clickermann - an easy-to-learn universal programmable clicker. Autoclicker This will help you create a bot for any game or automate the work at the computer.


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  • Google Search

    Free Windows Web Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Android Wear Website

    Google Search is the most popular search engine on the Internet. Google can search for webpages, images, videos, news, and various other forms of media.


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  • Yandex.Browser

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Website

    Yandex.Browser is a simple and easy-to-use internet browser. Based on the Small Chromium iconChromium technology platform, it loads pages quickly, just shows you what you need and gives you plenty of space for viewing webpages. It has a cloud-based “safe browsing technology”, together with Kaspersky Lab’s security solution, that will safeguard users by warning them about potentially malicious websites. It also has a great built-in PDF viewer.


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  • ABBYY FineReader PDF

    Commercial Mac Windows Web Website

    ABBYY FineReader PDF is an OCR software that provides unmatched text recognition accuracy and conversion capabilities, virtually eliminating retyping and reformatting of documents. Up to 190 languages are supported for text recognition.


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    Free Windows Web Internet Explorer Chrome Safari ... Yandex.Browser Opera Opera Next Firefox Website

    Along with the it's de facto predeccessor of Youtube Go.

  • VK

    Free Web Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire Website

    VK is a social network that unites people all over the world and helps them communicate comfortably and promptly.


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  • 7-Zip

    Free Windows Linux BSD ReactOS Website

    7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

    The main features of 7-Zip

    High compression ratio in 7z format with LZMA and LZMA2 compression
    Supported formats:
    Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
    For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
    Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
    Self-extracting capability for 7z format
    Integration with Windows Shell
    Powerful File Manager
    Powerful command line version
    Plugin for FAR Manager
    Localizations for 87 languages

    7-Zip works in Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2012 / 2008 / 2003 / 2000 / NT. There is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.


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  • nginx

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    nginx [engine x] is a HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server written by Igor Sysoev. It has been running for more than five years on many heavily loaded Russian sites including Rambler (

    Basic HTTP server features

    Serving static and index files, autoindexing; open file descriptor cache;
    Accelerated reverse proxying with caching; simple load balancing and fault tolerance;
    Accelerated support with caching of FastCGI, uwsgi, SCGI, and memcached servers; simple load balancing and fault tolerance;
    Modular architecture. Filters include gzipping, byte ranges, chunked responses, XSLT, SSI, and image transformation filter. Multiple SSI inclusions within a single page can be processed in parallel if they are handled by proxied or FastCGI/uwsgi/SCGI servers;
    SSL and TLS SNI support.


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  • Coub

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Apple Messages Website

    Coub is YouTube for video loops. You can take any video, trim the best part, combine with other videos, add soundtrack. It might be a funny scene, movie quote, animation, meme or a mashup of multiple sources.


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    Free Web Website (previously – — the largest russian BitTorrent tracker.
    RuTracker not focus on a specific theme — there is a lot of content categories – all torrents here is strictly categorized.
    There is no user ratio of downloaded/uploaded: you can freely get the magnet links, but you need a registration (free) to download .torrent files. For registered users here is optional statistics of total downloaded/uploaded.

    According to the website statistics, here is:
    • More than 15 600 000 registered users;
    • More than 1 700 000 torrents (about 1 500 000 is active);
    • More than 3.2 petabytes of torrents total.

  • ReNamer

    Freemium Windows Website

    ReNamer is a very powerful and flexible file renaming tool, which offers all the standard renaming procedures,.


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  • AkelPad

    Free Windows Website

    A simple notepad-like text editor with many features. It is designed to be a small and fast. User interface in 20 languages.


    * Single window (SDI), multi-window (MDI) and pseudo multi-window modes (PMDI);
    * Editing of files, which size is more than 64K (generally speaking, size isn't theoretically limited);
    * Full support of Unicode strings on Unicode systems (NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Seven);
    * Support of Unicode codepages (UTF-8, UTF-16LE, UTF-16BE, UTF-32LE, UTF-32BE);
    * Support of any codepage installed in the system;
    * Support of DOS/Windows, Unix and Mac newline formats;
    * Preview file open;
    * Correct pseudographics displaying;
    * Column text selection;
    * Multi-level undo;
    * Fast search/replace text strings;
    * Remember file codepage and caret position;
    * Printing of a document and print preview;
    * Support of language modules;
    * Plugins support (syntax highlighting, folding, auto-completion, scripts execution, keyboard macros and much more).


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  • Wikimapia

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Wikimapia is an online editable map - you can describe any place on Earth. Or just surf the map discovering tonns of already marked places.


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  • PROMT Translator

    Freemium Windows Web Website

    PROMT Free is an online translation service from PROMT, a leading machine translation product and solution provider. provides automated translation online to and from the 7 major European languages: The service uses the unique linguistic technologies developed by PROMT to deliver high-quality translations to businesses and individuals around the world. The Text translator service is intended for translating short blocks. There is a limit of 3000 characters including spaces and paragraph breaks per text block (10000 characters for registered users).


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  • Acronis Online Backup

    Commercial Windows Website

    Simple, automated, secure online file protection. Access to Your data wherever you are. Data privacy with government-grade encryption. Up to 5 computers with 1 license.


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  • Punto Switcher

    Free Mac Windows Website

    Punto Switcher allows easy change keyboard layout for text that was just input automatically or by pressing a hotkey.
    By default, program works only with Russian and English languages, but you can select any other language in settings.


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  • Chatroulette

    Freemium Web Website

    Chatroulette is online tool that let you meet new people: the website start a chat with a random visitor and the user can communicate with him through text, WebCam and Mic.
    At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.

    Video streams are transmitted via peer-to-peer, but an image recognition algorithms automatically filter out obscene content and flag users broadcasting sexual content.


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  • WebMoney

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone Website

    WebMoney Transfer is a global settlement system and environment for online business activities, established in 1998. Since then, over 26 million people from all over the world have joined the system.

    WebMoney offers services that allow you to keep track of your funds, attract funding, resolve disputes and carry out safe transactions.


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  • CuneiForm

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    CuneiForm (OpenOCR) is a text recognition software for printed templates. Manuscripts or PDF-files, the program can not recognize, however, but table structures. The language-model is applicable for 20 languages, and the results can be used as HTML, RTF or ASCII text to save, or export directly to Word or Excel. These fonts are, and the structure of the document unchanged.
    CuneiForm has only recently made an open source software. It was developed by the Russian company Cognitive Technologies and means something like cuneiform (from the English cuneiform = wedge-shaped).

    Only since April 2008, a commercial use is possible because the source code is available only since 2008. By Jussi Pakkanen exists a portable version of CuneiForm. Operating System: Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Windows.

    Support of 20 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Mixed Russian-English, Ukrainian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Serbian, Croatian, Polish and others.


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  • Balabolka

    Free Windows Website

    Text-to-speech utility that can read from several document formats and export to many audio formats.


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  • Denwer

    Free Personal Windows Self-Hosted Website

    Denwer is a collection of often-used web-servers for web-programmers. It is used to debug web-sites under Win32. Denwer includes: friendly installer; Apache; PHP; MySQL; Perl; virtual host management system; phpMyAdmin; sendmail stub; start/stop manager.

    What is "Denwer" ?
    Small WAMP kinda installation for developing purposes

    There is an incredible package called Denwer. It's official site is in russian language but you can probably manage to download the install.

    Toolkit for site debugging on "homey" (local) Windows-machine with no need to connect to Internet. Includes pre-configured, but customizable Apache+PHP+MySQL+phpMyAdmin+Perl (5.5 Ì total) and automatic subsystem of multiple virtual host processing.

    What it does?
    installs apache
    installs php, mysql and perl
    configures this all to work together so after install you only need to put your php code on mounted after install Z: drive, everything will work right away.
    You may develop simultaneously as much site as you it is necessary.
    If You don't have a webserver software installed -- launch it (it is a self-extratable zip archive bundled with Perl-written install script for Windows) and it will install the complete Denwer suite which contains Apache/Win, PHP, Perl, MySQL, ans so on. The whole thing is very well configured and in most cases it self-installs without any problem. The only problem You may probably get -- the included docs are in russian.


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  • ICQ

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Windows Mobile ... Android iPhone Java Mobile S60 Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire Website

    ICQ is one of the oldest instant messengers. First developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis, sold to AOL, sold again and currenly owned by the Russian "" group (known for one of the largest social networks). ICQ has been redesigned and is totally different from the "old ICQ". It's available for almost every platform: Web, Desktop, Mobile and even via WAP.


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  • AIMP

    Free Windows Android Website

    Free and full-featured media player with seamless, high-quality audio playback and comprehensive format support.


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  • LiveJournal

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Website

    Online blogging software - free for basic users!
    Personal publishing, community involvement and individual expression.


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  • SPB Mobile Shell

    Commercial Windows Mobile Android S60 Website

    SPB Mobile Shell introduces the next generation user interface while keeping all advantages of a Windows Mobile device. Prize USD 29.95 or as a gift from your phone provider. Cool widgets to customize your Home screen.

    * Photo contacts
    * Picture frame
    * Media player
    * Weather
    * Internet search
    * Facebook and Twitter status
    * Wireless switches
    * Phone profile
    * Appointments and tasks
    * ... and many others


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  • Dr.Web LiveDisk

    Free Windows Linux Website

    FREE emergency system repair from a CD/DVD disk or a bootable USB drive to be used if your Windows system is rendered non-bootable by malware.


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  • Light Alloy

    Free Windows Website

    Light Alloy is a multimedia player for Windows.


    So you can see graphically how much is played and how much is still to play

    Small WinLIRC iconWinLIRC
    Allows you to remotely control Light Alloy, for example if you are laying on the sofa

    Live Preview
    Just like on YouTube you can navigate with a preview window while searching on the timeline

    IPTV support
    Allows you to watch tv over the internet and online videos like youtube/vimeo

    Internet Radio
    Contains an expandable list of online radio stations which you can play and record, and a list to store your favorites

    Streams switch
    In case of multiple audio/subtitles streams you can easily switch from stream

    Contains Dutch, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and others

    Built-in codecs
    You don't have to install a codec pack anymore: you can use the player immediately after installation

    Blu-Ray & DVD
    You also can watch Blu-Ray and DVD with Light Alloy


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  • Winamp

    Freemium Windows Website

    Full-featured media player known for its ease of use, skinnable design and advanced audio visualizers.


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  • Opera AC

    Free Windows Linux Opera Website

    Interface language: English + Russian


    • Bar for fast work with forum tags (BBCode etc.), bar of various smilies:
    • WinAmp bar
    • On right mouse: tags menu and symbols, Means for spelling online and in MS Office and
    • And also, Online Function - check on viruses (DrWeb Online Check), Integration with Download Master, FlashGet, ReGet and USDownloader
    • Not less important references: Function of interactive transfer of Web-pages to open in IE, or in Opera using IE kernel
    • Many other things...

    The quantity of options is very great, but all is obeyed of your choice, all changes are optional and their combination is set by you!

    bug tracker -


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  • WinRAR

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android BSD ... ReactOS Website

    WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format. You can try WinRAR before buy, its trial version is available in downloads. After the trial period expires, the program will start to nag you to buy it every time you open up a zip, rar, etc. You can still use the software, but with the nag screen.


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Some of apps aren't listed here 'cause of their absence: MobiCalc, FastNotepad, ExactMouse, LiveInernet, HabraHabr, 1C, YotaPhone,, PrnSc. Also not listed are all products of the same developer team (ABBYY Screenshot Reader / ABBYY Lingvo etc, Kaspersky Antivirus subproducts, Acronis True Image / Acronis Disk Director, Yandex.Search / Yandex.Taxi / Ya.Mail / ?ndex.Disk / YaMaps / YaTranslate and so on).

I don't know rather dev of Small foobar2000 iconfoobar2000 is russian or not. ICQ was just bought by a concern (hello Milner), same thing with LiveJournal. Sergey Breen, Google's cofounder, is from Moscow. Before this day I didn't know that Chatroulette and Coub are russian (I met russians there but didn't know why kek). WOT (Small World of Tanks iconWorld of Tanks, not Small WOT Web of Trust iconWOT Web of Trust) was found at BeloRussia. Small Opera AC iconOpera AC is for sure only a portable reassemble of Finnish Small Opera iconOpera 12 (Presto). Small Grammarly iconGrammarly was made by Ukrainians.

Please comment here if you know any more software written by russian programmers.
P.S. Not sure about sources of these utilities: Classic Shell, Matroska (rus. derivates Matros / Matryoshka). Inoreader (slavian radix ino means foreign, another, thus it sounds alike wit russian) is a Bulgarian project. Me is russian too, so I decided to make this list if it'd be useful for somebody besides me, cheers.

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