What are the most popular social networks in Russia?

Anastasia Sergeeva
18.04.2016

What are the most popular social networks in Russia?

This rating of the most popular social networks in Russia is based on the statistics of monthly attendance - the number of unique users who visited a particular site per month. The data are presented for the winter season 2015-2016.

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The most popular social network not only in Russia, but also in the CIS has become a multifunctional social network “VKontakte”, which is constantly evolving. The site was created by Pavel Durov in October 2006, with registration available only to students of Russian universities, and a month later access was open to anyone.

Vkontakte site home page

As at the beginning of its existence, the VKontakte audience is still the youngest among Russian social networks - the majority are users from 18 to 25 years old with a predominance of the female sex. The monthly audience of the site is over 46 million users. Although the Russian-speaking audience prevails, foreigners are also registered for communication on the site - the site's interface supports about 80 different languages.

Classmates

Another social network that appeared in 2006.Created by Albert Popkov. It was conceived as a site where people can search for their former classmates and old friends, and today it ranks second in popularity among social networks in Russia.

Odnoklassniki home page

The most active age category of Odnoklassniki is users from 25 to 34 years old. In addition, compared to other social networks, it is among the users of Odnoklassniki that one can meet the most people from 55 years old and above. Every month more than 31 million people visit the site.

Facebook

The monthly audience of the world famous Facebook social network is about one and a half billion users. However, in Russia, foreign social networks are a little less in demand, so this resource is only the third most popular place among Russian users, with almost 22 million people a month.

Facebook Home Page

Facebook was created in 2004. One of its founders and the current head of the company is programmer, businessman and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook became the prototype for the VKontakte site.

My world

At first, the My World website gathered all the content of Mail.Ru portal - photos, videos, answers, music and games. The implication was that it would become a platform for searching for acquaintances, friends and classmates.And finally this resource turned into a full-fledged social network in 2015.

Homepage My World

“My World” is in fourth place among Russian users. The number of people visiting the site per month is just over 16 million. Among other social networks of Runet, it is in “My World” that the age category 45-54 is most covered.

Livejournal

LiveJournal, or LiveJournal, with a monthly audience of 15 million people, is right next to My World. Compared to other social networks, users from 35 to 44 years old are most often registered here.

LiveJournal home page

The site was created in 1999 by American Brad Fitzpatrick. Initially, this resource served as a platform for creating personal blogs, but also has the functionality that turns it into a social network: adding friends, the ability to conduct correspondence, commenting, collective blogging, etc.

Instagram

Popular social network Instagram collects an audience of 12 million people in Russia, female audience from 18 to 35 years old prevails. Not only ordinary users are interested in this resource, but also celebrities, as well as entrepreneurs, who discovered that Instagram can serve as an excellent platform for business promotion.

Instagram homepage

Instagram was originally created as an app for smartphones.The web version of the social network at the moment allows you to view photos, comment and like, subscribe to other people's profiles, edit the profile and search for photos by hashtags and geotags.

Twitter

This resource gives each user the opportunity to keep their personal microblog with posts not exceeding 140 printable characters with spaces. Twitter is one of the most popular social networks in the whole world, however in Russia and other CIS countries its demand is not so high - 7 million monthly audience, mostly young people under 25 years old with a margin in favor of men.

Twitter home page

Interestingly, in the world, the overall popularity of Twitter exceeds the popularity of Instagram (310 million monthly audience against one hundred), while the opposite is true among Russian users.

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