Social networks have been responsible for shortening distances and opening new horizons. Therefore, if you are interested in meeting people and services in Russia, one of the most practical and fluid ways to do it is to connect to one of their social networks, but not to any one, but to one of the most common, popular and reliable.
So we tell you what are the 5 most popular social networks in Russia.
Probably, when you think about social networks, you think about Facebook and similar services, and in fact that is our reality, but not that of the Russians.
Did you know that in Russia only an 5% of the population uses Facebook as the main social network?
Welcome to Russia, a country so peculiar even in the use of its social networks. Users of all ages are more focused on other social networks instead of monotonous Facebook, we tell you what they are.
Russia's most important social networks
In front of the scarce 5% of Facebook is the Russian giant VK (Vkontakte), which concentrates nothing less than the 43% of the Russian population in social networks.
Why is it so popular? Well, simply because it is one of the favorite networks of the younger population. So if you want to meet people with average age of 25 years, this is the right place. It was released in 2007 and since then it has not stopped growing. Vkontakte means translating from Russian #En contact, and it is a network that in addition to the common features with Facebook, in it you can watch movies, listen to music, access a multitude of free services and also with a much cleaner design and as many annoying buttons as Facebook.
Odnoklassniki (companions) is a year older than VK, that is, it was created in 2006, and therefore it is one of the pioneers and a classic of Russian social networks. But in recent years it has lost users who migrate to other more active networks such as Facebook, Instagram or Vkontakte itself. However, for business it is ideal, because users with potential purchasing power (between the 25 and 35 years) are here. Its design is unique, friendly and is surely the best social network to hold personal conversations in the closest and most comfortable way possible.
The literal translation of the name of this social network is "my world" and you get an account of Moi Mir automatically once we register an email in Mail.ru. It is a platform created in 2007 and focused on microblogging. There are those who say that he seems to be the son of a relationship between Facebook and Twitter, and the result is very attractive. This last year, the audience reached 22 millions of monthly active users. For its part, Mail.ru mail is the equivalent of Russian Gmail. So it is the most recommended option if you want to have an email of Russian origin. On the access platform to Mail.ru you can also access news, search engine, games, dating site, stores, television, direct access to networks such as odnoklassniki etc. As you can see, this service is an all in one in which you will lack nothing to enjoy the Russian world
It is a well-known weblog platform in Russia that at the same time works as a social network. What makes LiveJournal attractive to Russians is that there you can find newspapers of celebrities, political parties and organizations, among others. LiveJournal is a global community that brings together news, articles, blogs and ultimately the most interesting social content for you to organize it your way.
In the last year, Instagram outboxed Twitter users in Russia. As a particular fact, they are the beautiful russian women the most interested in this social network (the 77% of 2 million monthly users), aged between 18 and 29 years. Outside of that, there are the Instagram accounts of Russian animals who are a celebrity of social networks worldwide.
Something great that we can see, is that the most popular social networks in Russia are precisely the autochthonous ones, which demonstrates once again, a great sense of ownership on the part of the Eurasian country.