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FAQ - Cyrillic Services

  • What are Cyrillic Services? How can I opt in or out of these services?

    Cyrillic Services refers to the group of services originally designed for Russian-speaking users of LiveJournal, as well as users physically located in Eastern Europe.



    To enable Cyrillic Services:

    1. Navigate to the Display tab of the My Account Settings page.

    2. Select the Opt me into services originally developed for the Cyrillic users option. You may opt out of these services at any time by deactivating this option. Please be aware that many parts of this service are only available in Russian.

    3. Click the Save button.


  • How could I receive comments notifications by SMS?

    Users located in Russia and subscribed to Beeline (Russia), Megafon (Russia), MTS (Russia) mobile networks, as well as users located in Kazakhstan and subscribed to Kcell (Kazakhstan), can sign up to receive notifications about comments via text messaging.
    IMPORTANT!!! When activating this feature, you agree that the text message notifications may contain advertising content of the mobile network provider collaborating with partnering network operators, regardless of the LJ account type, i.e. including the paid and permanent accounts.


  • What is LJTimes?

    This FAQ applies only to SUP users. You can check your settings here.

    LJTimes is the most complete selection of blogosphere news – it's a service covering a multimillion Cyrillic user base of LiveJournal which reflects its interests and the interests of the Russian internet in general. LJTimes is the excerpt of everything most informative on LiveJournal, allowing LiveJournal users to receive the most engaging information on the fly.

  • What is Promo? How can I promote my entries on LiveJournal?

    The Promo feature allows you to promote your entries, journal and communities on LiveJournal's home page and on the Ratings page.
  • What is "Domain RF"?

    Needs to be translated from Russian
  • What is Calendar Promo?

    This service is divided into two distinct audience segments: Cyrillic and Non-Cyrillic. To ensure that your promo is viewed by your desired audience, make sure that you have selected the appropriate setting in your display settings.


    Calendar Promo is a service that allows you to draw users' attention to a specified LiveJournal entry. It allows you to purchase a specific time period for your entry to be promoted on the LiveJournal homepage, and can be purchased in the LiveJournal Shop.
  • What is Promo in journals?

    During the first stage only a few selected users can add promo slots to their journals; the list of these users can be found in the LJ Shop. Any LJ users who opted into Cyrillic services can promote their entries in promo slots of the listed journals. Only public entries can be promoted.

    From the second stage onwards, all LiveJournal users past a social capital threshold (to be determined later) will be able to place promo slots in their journals. This will be announced in ru_news ((subscribe).
  • How can I promote my entries in other journals/communities?

    You need to opt into Cyrillic services to promote your entries in other journals’ promo slots (during Stage one, promo is available in the following journals– link to LJ Shop). Only public entries can be promoted.


    You can promote any public entry posted to your personal journal. Community owners and maintainers can also promote entries posted to their community (as long as the community is opted into Cyrillic services).
  • How can I add a Promo slot to my journal or community?

    You need to opt into Cyrillic services to promote your entries in other journals’ promo slots. Only public entries can be promoted. The social capital of the journal or the community must be ≥20

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