Today, social networks have been responsible for shortening distances and opening new horizons.
Therefore, if you are interested in meet people and make contacts in Russia, one of the most practical and fluid ways of doing so is by registering to one of its most famous social networks.
What are Russian social networks?
Probably, when you think of social networks, you think of Facebook and similar services, and indeed that is the trend in the globalized world, but not that of Russian social networks.
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 the monotonous Facebook.
Although good, it is curious to think that in Russia there are services such as WhatsApp that are quite popular among Russians when the Americans themselves are often unaware of such a platform.
By the way, another curiosity before starting with the most famous networks in Russia.
Forget about LinkedIn in Russia!
It does not work at all, it is locked.
I have a LinkedIn page myself and I can't access it.
Why is LinkedIn blocked in Russia?
Because in Russia there are a number of laws regarding the storage of online information.
The regulatory body is called Roskomnadzor, and well, what these people do is supposedly to protect Russian citizens from bad practices on the internet and sites of doubtful reliability.
For example, foreign sites related to gambling, piracy, prostitution and other bad sources are often blocked.
Well, let's say that in order for the internet in Russia to be healthy, the Russian government controls people's data quite a bit.
To the point that it is mandatory to save the personal data of users on local servers for some time.
Yes, everything you do on the Internet in Russia is registered and can be used against you!
Are you surprised? Have you never heard of the KGB?
Ok, don't be scared. All countries keep and spy on their citizens' information.
What do you ask Snowden? XD
Well, LinkedIN did not want to accept the conditions of Russia and in a global climate of sanctions, fines, hacker tradition and technological cold war, the Russian country decided to close LinkdIN to get it in front of the USA.
Well, it was just a curiosity as an appetizer.
Welcome to the interesting world of Russian social networks!
And what is the best social network in Russia?
I will not anticipate for now.
Surely if I told you what the best social network in Russia would be being too subjective.
In addition, it will depend on what you want to use this Russian social network, to communicate, to flirt with Russian people, for work, to tell your own stories, watch movies, listen to music, to do corrupt business (joke) ...
For Russian social networks!
Then I tell you what are the 5 most popular social networks in Russia What do you have where to choose?
Russia's most famous and used social networks
In front of the scarce 5% of Facebook is the Russian giant VK (Vkontakte) (means CONTACT in Spanish), which concentrates nothing less than the 43% of the Russian population in social networks.
Why is the Vkontakte social network so popular?
Well, simply because Vkontakte is one of the favorite networks of the younger population.
So if you want to meet people with an average age of 25 years, this is the right place.
This Russian social network was launched in 2007 and has not stopped growing since then.
Vkontakte is a network that in addition to the common features with Facebook, 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.
Well, I'll tell you directly that Vkontakte is my favorite social network, although I don't use it anymore.
Well, in her I met what my wife is now).
Vkontakte is an amazing social network where you can meet Russian people even in your own country.
Ideal for practice russian and have real contact with natives.
Odnoklassniki (in Spanish means classmates) It is a year older than VK, that is, it was created in 2006, and is therefore 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, it is an ideal Russian social network for business, because users with potential purchasing power (between 25 and 35) 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 Russian social network MOI MIR 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 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 million 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.
In the access platform to Mail.ru you can also access news, search engine, games, meeting place, shops, television, shortcuts to networks such as odnoklassniki etc.
As you can see, this service is an all-in-one in which you will not lack anything to enjoy the Russian world.
Personally it is the social network that I use most and of greater value to me, because my main mail is registered in mail.ru
Highly recommended, after using mail.ru the truth is that I find it super uncomfortable to work, for example, with gmail.
Russian mail mail.ru is really on another level.
Liverjournal is a well-known weblog platform in Russia that at the same time functions 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, advertising platform and ultimately the most interesting social content for you to organize in your own way.
It started as a kind of Fotolog.
But with the difference that has evolved to the times and survive.
Instagram social network in Russia
Yes, Instagram has no competitor.
In the last year, Instagram surpassed Twitter in Russian users.
As a particular fact, they are the beautiful russian women the most interested in this social network (77% of 2 million monthly users), aged between 18 and 29 years.
Beyond that, there are the Instagram accounts of Russian animals who are a celebrity of social networks worldwide.
Instagram is a phenomenon in Russia and they usually use it Russian professional models.
You can really earn a lot of money with Instagram in Russia if you have a good figure or a unique life.
Well, with the exception of Instagram and the typical American global networks, something great that we can see, is that the most popular social networks in Russia are precisely the native ones, which demonstrates once again, a great sense of ownership by the country Eurasian
And you Russianlover, with what social network do you plan to establish your first contacts in Russia?