Main purposes for internet use in Russia 2018

The survey results showed that the most common reason for which Russians used the internet in 2018 was social media activity, as 77.8 percent of respondents used the internet for social networks. The share of internet users who sent or received e-mails amounted to 42 percent.

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period


Number of respondents

Approx. 154,000

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

Internet users*

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* The survey is conducted twice a year with 77,000 thousand participants each time from a random sample of approximately 32,000 households across all regions of Russia.

The respondent count refers to the total number of survey participants, while the given question was asked only among internet users.

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