Independent Media Russia launched National Geographic Traveler magazine on March 5, 2007. The first issues supplement National Geographic Magazine that is also published by Independent Media in Russia. The second issue of National Geographic Traveler will appear in June and as of September, National Geographic Traveler will become a stand-alone monthly publication.

Editor-in-Chief is Gennady Mutasov, former deputy editor of Afisha Mir, a Russian travel magazine.

Independent Media Sanoma Magazines is part of Sanoma Magazines International and belongs to the SanomaWSOY Group's magazine publishing division Sanoma Magazines.