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The number of Internet users in Russia


The number of Internet users in Russia in 2009 increased by 31,5 percent and reached 59.7 million people. This is stated in the final report of Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications.

The amount of information on the Internet has grown in 3,5 times, and the total number of personal computers grew by 11.3 percent to 52.3 million units.

According to the ministry, revenues from telecom services for 2009 amounted to 1.273 billion rubles, which is 4.2 percent more than in 2008, revenues from telecommunications services amounted to 1.179 billion rubles, which increased by 3.8 percent than in 2008 . Revenues from postal services — 93.5 billion USD, increasing 10 percent.

Market size of information technology (IT)  in 2009 decreased by 7,7 percent to 496.5 billion rubles. The decline in the IT market was caused due to the fact that commercial users of IT services have made the reduction of long-term investments, among which were classified as IT projects. In addition, consumers have significantly reduced thier operating expenses, including costs for information and communication technologies.

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