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Russia Online Population Forecast 2023-28

Russia has a highly connected population, with 134.2 million internet users in 2023, representing 88.4% of the total

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Russia has a highly connected population, with 134.2 million internet users in 2023, representing 88.4% of the total population. This number is projected to grow to 134.2 million by 2028, with an online penetration rate of 94.2%. Internet accessibility is widespread, with 213.2 million mobile connections in 2023, equivalent to 149.6% of the population. The median mobile internet speed was 26.21 Mbps, while the median fixed broadband speed was 94.38 Mbps.

The most common online activities include using social media (103.3 million users), watching online videos (93.6 million users), and online banking (61.4 million users). Social media is particularly prevalent, with 103.3 million active users in 2023, representing 72.5% of the population. The most popular platforms are VKontakte (73.1 million users), Telegram (53.2 million users), and Odnoklassniki (34.6 million users).

The median age of internet users in Russia was 38.9 years in 2023, with 52.8% being female and 47.2% being male. On average, Russians spent 8 hours and 21 minutes per day using the internet in 2023. While internet adoption is high, the growth rate is projected to slow down, with only a 0.5% increase in users expected between 2023 and 2028.


Online population. Total number of individuals or users who have access to the internet and regularly use it for various purposes, such as communication, information gathering, entertainment, shopping, and more (at least once in a month)
Additional Notes
Release Date: April 2024
Region: Russia
Time Period: 2009 to 2028
Author: Datum Research Team
Source: Datum Global Online Population Forecast 2023-28
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