Forecast of internet user numbers in Russia 2015-2022

This statistic displays the development in internet user numbers in Russia in 2015 and 2016 with a forecast from 2017 to 2022. In 2022, the number of monthly active internet users is projected to reach 91.46 million individuals. This would be an increase of 5.8 million new users from 85.66 million users in 2015. The data was calculated in May 2016 and includes monthly active users of any age who use the internet via any device. Of the 87.55 million users in 2016 about 74.53 million were mobile phone users that accessed the internet. If the predictions are accurate and in 2022 around 91.46 million Russians use the internet the country would reach a penetration rate of 64.38 percent. The penetration of mobile internet users is predicted to reach 61.85 percent in the same year.
A majority of internet users that use a desktop use the net for online searches, visiting social networks, and checking emails. Most other activities are performed by less than 50 percent of desktop users. VKontakte and Youtube are the most commonly frequented social networks in Russia in the third and fourth half of 2016.

Forecast of internet user numbers in Russia from 2015 to 2022

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Release date

July 2017



Survey time period

July 2017

Special properties

individuals of any age who use the internet from any location via any device at least once per month.

Supplementary notes

* Forecasted data.
This statistic presents exclusive data by Statista’s Market Analytics team and is based on calculations and estimates derived from relevant primary data and third-party data analysis. See our Methodology section for more details.

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