ProfMedia-owned united company of entertainment content publisher Afisha and Rambler online portal has sold city magazine Bolshoi Gorod (Big City) and related web-site BG.ru to Natalia Sindeeva, founder and CEO of television channel Rain (Дождь). According to newspaper Vedomosti, the deal is valued at $2 million.
Launched in March 2002, lifestyle and general interest magazine Bolshoi Gorod (Большой Город) is published bi-weekly in major Russian cities with a print-run of 180,000 copies. The city blog BG.ru, which has 60,000 monthly visitors, was first launched in April 2003.
TV channel Rain (Дождь) was launched in 2010 by producer of Silver Rain FM radio station Natalia Sindeeva. TV channel Rain, which focuses on live news and commentary, is available via paid TV platforms in Russia. Natalia Sindeeva is also an investor in online opinion news site Slon.ru.