Forecast of Facebook user numbers in Russia 2015-2022

Facebook is expected to increase its Russian user base in the coming years, to reach 28.9 million users by 2022. This would represent an increase of 46.7 percent over seven years. The penetration rate is expected to reach 20.34 percent by 2022.

Current use in Russia

Based on the number of users who make at least one public post per month, the use of Facebook is most common in urban regions of Russia. 8.92 percent of the population of Moscow made at least one public post per month in 2018, compared with just 1.56 of the population overall.

 VKontakte: Russia’s answer to Facebook 

    Although the forecast number of Facebook users in Russia is expected to rise, the company will still face strong competition from Facebook look-a-like VKontakte, commonly referred to as VK. VKontakte primarily services the Russian market with a social network that has a very strong resemblance to Facebook both in terms of function, and look-and-feel. VK has undergone significant growth over the past four years, with their user base rising from 39.7 million users in March 2014, to reach 81.1 million users by December 2017. VK’s presence is much smaller outside of Russia, however, with a market share of just 0.04 percent in the United Kingdom. 

Forecast of Facebook user numbers in Russia from 2015 to 2022

Number of Facebook users in millions
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Release date

July 2017



Survey time period

July 2017

Special properties

individuals who use Facebook 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.

User numbers also include not identified “duplicate” accounts (individuals who maintain more than one or more accounts in addition to their principle account) and not identified “false” accounts (e.g. spamming accounts).

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