Currently ranked #43 on Alexa’s top global websites list (just behind Apple.com) is an Internet giant most Americans have likely never heard of. Mail.ru is a true digital conglomerate and one of the largest companies in Russia. Not only do they operate Russia’s largest free email service (similar to Gmail), but they also own one of Russia’s largest search engines, old school instant messaging app ICQ, and Russia’s three largest social networks (Odnoklassniki, VK and My World).
So how big is Mail.ru? I sat down recently to pull together a few Mail.ru stats. Pretty impressive considering how focused they are on one country (albeit a very big country).