28 Sep 2022 20:59

Ninety percent of population connected to Internet in Russia - Deputy PM Chernyshenko

MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - There are about 130 million Internet users or practically 90% of the population in Russia, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko said.

"Russia ranks sixth among countries leading in terms of Internet accessibility. At present, there are about 130 million Internet users in our country, from the young to the old, or practically 90% of the population," a statement published on a government website quoted Chernyshenko as saying. According to the International Telecommunication Union, there are over 5 billion Internet users in the world, or two-thirds of the global population.

All of about 76,000 socially significant sites in Russia are connected to the Internet, he said.

The Russian Internet segment contributed 9.5 trillion rubles to the national economy in 2021, Chernyshenko said.

Chernyshenko called for drafting international norms of responsible behavior in the digital environment for all interested sides. "Russia is ready to take active part in building a transparent space of confidence on the Internet as a responsible international partner," he said.