Ukrainian trio’s ‘Old Reader’ alternative to Google Reader

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March 19, 2013, 4:41 p.m. | People — by Christopher J. Miller

The Old Reader creators, from left, Dmitry Krasnoukhov, Elena Bulygina and Anton Tolchanov.

Christopher J. Miller

Christopher J. Miller is an American editor at the Kyiv Post. He is also a regular contributor to Mashable, and has written for GlobalPost, The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent and others. A former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer (Artemivsk, Donetsk Oblast, 2010-2012), he can be reached at

Olena Bulygina is all smiles when she enters Divan Bar in Kyiv, and for good reason. In less than a week the Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed reader service she developed together with her husband and a friend saw its number of users soar from about 10,000 to nearly 100,000 in just a few days after Google announced it would retire its popular RSS feed services beginning on July 1.

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