By 2014, 80 million Russian adults will access the internet. Similarly, about 99 per cent of the Russian population owns a mobile device. The country is the largest online user among European countries. These figures suggest that the people including tech-savvies adopt a bunch of communication technologies.
Over 50 millions Russians use internet while the other European countries: Germany, France, UK, and Italy have lower internet users. When it comes to GDP, Russia recorded the highest GDP per capita among BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries- $16.736 in 2011.
More than 80% of Russian adults aged 18-24 use the internet. When it comes to telecommunications, Mobile Telesystems OJSC (MTS) is the leading telecommunications group in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The group serves over 100 million mobile subscribers. Over 220 million sim cards are found in Russia. Hope, you have a concrete picture of use and penetration of Russian information and communication technologies.