By the Numbers: Russian Social Media Stats

Moscow - 247We are going to keep the international theme going for this installment of “By the Numbers.” This time we’ll take a look at stats from a country that is very active on social media and has a number of its own networks used by a majority of its citizenry the Russian Federation.


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Much like in China, it is pretty clear that social giants like Facebook and Twitter have a lot of work to do in Russia to catch up to their domestic social networks.

Here are some interesting stats and facts pertaining to Russian social media including Yandex (basically Russian Google), VKontakte (basically Russian Facebook) and a few others…


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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these stats come from the networks’ own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100% accurate.

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