Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russian Internet Audience Is the Biggest in Europe
19.04.2012 12:00
Russian Internet Audience Is the Biggest in Europe

More that a half of Russians are active Internet users - 58% - which is twice as much as six years ago.

      According to state-run VTSIOM pollster, for those under 34 years old, the Internet is more important source than television and other media. 

      Now 44.3 million people use the Internet, 38% (almost 17 million) of which are people over 18 years old. In 2006 76% Russians said they didn't use the global web at all.

      Today Russia holds the first place in Europe according to Internet audience size. Globally, it places 5th after China, the US, Japan and Brazil.

      Almost half (some 48%) of the global Internet audience are people aged between 25 and 45.

      The most popular websites are: the search giant Yandex, ans Russian social networks Odnoklassniki ("Classmates") and VKontakte ("In contact"). An average Russian Internet user spends 13 hours a month on social networks. To compare, in other countries people spend some 6 hours on social networks.

      The main way of surfing through the web for Russians is still a desktop computer (78% respondents, 49% use computer every day). The second place is occupied by notebooks and netbooks (38%). Mobile phones place the 3rd (32%), then go smartphones (14%), and only 4% of respondents visit their favourite webpages through tablet computers. 


Sources: RIA Novosti Rosbalt Image:

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: poll Russian Internet Russian people   

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

The Russian Vaccine is Planned to be Launched into Civil Circulation within 1.5 Months
The Russians Named the Main Events, Words and People of the Year
The Number of Personal Bankruptcies of Russians Increased by 68%
FBK Demanded to Initiate a Criminal Case on the Circulation of Chemical Weapons Due to the Poisoning of Navalny
Alexei Navalny Hospitalized in Omsk with Poisoning

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Open Innovations Expo  Film Festivals  St. Petersburg  Old New Rock Festival  North Caucasus  Russian space agency  Sochi Olympics  the Crimea  Tamerlan Tsarnaev  travel to Russia  Exhibitions in Moscow  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Unique Russia  Capello  Konstantin Rudakov  Spartak Moscow  Transneft  Yegor Letov  ROSCOSMOS  Russian communism  Russian legislation  Kaliningrad Region  Konigsberg Castle  Gunvor  Day of Russian Animation  Peterhof  Romanovs  house explosion in Astrakhan  Russian Cinema  satellite  Russian event  Victory Day  Russian language  Russian business  Mikhail Bulgakov  Skolkovo  parks of Perm  Big Animation Festival  Sochi Games   Festivals in Moscow  Google maps  Russian regions  inventions  ecology  Russian economy  microscopy  Moscow  Alexander Volkov  Russian tourism  Russian Architecture 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites