Off late the social media have made their way to get recognized as the source of information and global connection. Among all, the Russian Social Networks also have made their stand and have been used by a large sum of peoples.
Just like China, Russia too has their own social media sites in the Russian language. Here are some of the best Russian social media sites –
Vk.com or VKontakte
This is one of the popular Russia social network websites that has 475 million monthly users. It is similar to that of Facebook and is regarded as a file sharing platform as well. There is a creation of profile like Facebook, and also search for and adding other users to follow their status updates, photos, and videos. Although sharing videos and audio files are allowed on the platform, VK is now working with major record labels to launch a subscription service that will allow for legal sharing of these files. VK English version and mobile version are too available.
In Russian this name means ‘classmates’. In this popular social media platform, people search for their classmates, colleagues and university friends. Neither profiles nor group pages are public and there is no such thing as a fan page. There is no possibility to search for groups. However, it is observed that the site has become a house of ‘spam’.
OK.ru has over 35 million viewers a month.
This means ‘My World’. It is an extension of the Internet/e-mail provider mail.ru (which also owns both OK and VK). There are 16.6 million people using Moi Mir each month to share images, music, and videos, as well as to play games and meet new friends.
Even though Facebook is not very popular in Russia, it’s still used by many to connect globally. It receives over 2 billion Russian visitors each month and no doubt that it’s the world’s best social network site at present.
This is a blogging platform that has been around since 1999. It has around 25 million users visiting each month that is over half of the site’s total traffic.
Twitter is another classic social media site that does quite well in Russia. It has approximately 321 million visitors/month. Twitter may not be a very popular, however, those who have opted it, have taken it with the craze for details shared and observed on it.
Rutube is regarded as Russia’s answer to YouTube – a social media platform centered on video sharing for the content of all types. Rutube hosts both licensed content and user uploads, and the vast majority of all uploads are in Russian.
Instagram is regarded as one of the popular sites in Russia, and currently, has 375 million monthly users to enhance and caption a photo, and then post it to your Instagram profile and then share it other popular social media websites.
Other than some of the sites that Russians are looking at, still the usual sites which are universally acclaimed are also accepted in Russia. It means that there is diversity in the selection of the platforms that Russia finds and agrees on.