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Internet in Russian
Internet in Russian
(also Russian Internet (Russian: русский Интернет), known as Runet[1]) is a part of the Internet that uses the Russian language. Geographically, it reaches all continents, including Antarctica
Antarctica
(Russian scientists on Bellingshausen Station[2]), but mostly it is based in Russia. According to reports conducted by Yandex, Russian is the primary language of 91% of Russian websites (in Yandex's list). In the autumn of 2009, Runet contained about 15 million sites (estimated to be about 6.5% of the entire Internet).[3] Domains with a high proportion of the Russian language
Russian language
include .su, .ru, .рф, .ua, .by, .kz. Russian is used on 89.8% of .ru
.ru
sites and on 88.7% of the former Soviet Union domain, .su. Russian is the most used language of websites of several countries that were part of the former Soviet Union: 79.0% in Ukraine, 86.9% in Belarus, 84.0% in Kazakhstan, 79.6% in Uzbekistan, 75.9% in Kyrgyzstan, and 81.8% in Tajikistan.[4]

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1 Statistics 2 Researches 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Statistics[edit] The 59.7 million Russian-speaking Internet users, represent 3% of global Internet users. Russia is ranked 9th in the world[2] for number of users and 4th (with 4.8%) for number of Russian-language content.[5] In September 2011, Russia surpassed Germany as the biggest Internet market in Europe, with 50.8 million users.[6] In March 2013, it was announced that Russian is the second most used language on the web.[4] Researches[edit] Harvard University's Berkman Center
Berkman Center
conducts regular researches of Russian language
Russian language
web distinguished by Cyrillic encoding.[7] In particular, there are papers named "Mapping Russian Twitter",[8] "Mapping RuNet Politics and Mobilization"[9] and "RuNet Echo".[10] There are Russian internet-reviewing newspapers called TheRunet, Runetologia and others. See also[edit]

Russophone Russian Internet slang Russian-language computing Russian-language websites English on the Internet Languages used on the Internet

References[edit]

^ Интернетско-русский разговорник ^ a b LiveJournal: Discover global communities of friends who share your unique passions and interests. Livejournal.ru. ^ Контент Рунета. Company.yandex.ru. ^ a b Russian is now the second most used language on the web. W3techs.com. ^ Usage Statistics of Content Languages for Websites, April 2012. W3techs.com. ^ Russian internet biggest in Europe; will earnings follow? beyondbrics. Blogs.ft.com (14 November 2011). ^ "Impact of the Internet on Russian Politics, Media, and Society - Berkman Klein Center". cyber.law.harvard.edu.  ^ "Mapping Russian Twitter - Berkman Klein Center". cyber.law.harvard.edu.  ^ "Public Discourse in the Russian Blogosphere: Mapping RuNet Politics and Mobilization - Berkman Klein Center". cyber.law.harvard.edu.  ^ "Global Voices · Citizen media stories from RuNet Echo". 

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