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Average daily internet & social media use in Russia 2017-2019

The mean time spent every day using the internet, along with the time spent on social media per day on average, has been growing year-on-year in Russia. From 2017 to 2019, internet usage time across the country increased by 50 minutes per day on average, while the mean time spent on social media was measured at 2 hours and 26 minutes, in 2019 according to DataPortal.

Internet usage in Russia

Following continuous growth since 2000, nearly 81 percent of the Russian population had access to the internet by 2018. Of all internet consumers countrywide, the majority were active users, while roughly one third employed internet merely for ordering goods and services online. In terms of usage location, the penetration rate in urban areas of the country was somewhat higher when compared to rural locations, as of 2018.    

Social media usage in Russia

YouTube has been maintaining the leading position as the most popular social media platform across the country throughout the last years and accounted for an 87 percent penetration rate as of the third quarter of 2019. Vkontakte, Facebooks’s Russian version for some, listed as the second most used social network five percentage points behind the leader. 

Average daily internet and social media use in Russia from 2017 to 2019*

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

2017 to 2019

Age group

16-64 years

Special properties

Russian internet users

Supplementary notes

* Access to internet or social media via any device.
The statistic has been assembled using several editions of the report.

Source provides the following information:
Primary source: GlobalWebIndex, Q3 2019.
Averages also factor non-users.
Some activities may take place concurrently.

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