What are the most popular Russian websites? Here is a list of top 20 best websites in Russia based on a combination of Alexa rank, Quantcast statistics, content richness & freshness. The list is sorted into 7 categories covering search engines, social networking sites, internet portal, mail service, blogging & websites, videos & download and reference & knowledge for your reading convenience. If you like this post, please consider to leave a comment or kindly share it via the facebook like and social bookmarking button above.
1. Yandex.ru: the largest search engine in Russia which offers a large range of web-based services and products besides searching. Yandex accounts for 64% internet-search market share in Russia and it has been rated as the most popular website in Russia.
2. Google.ru: the Russian version of the world No. 1 search engine that you must have heard of. Google.com is also among the most popular websites in Russia.
3. Ya.ru: another version of Yandex, which only offers a search box on the homepage.
4. Vkontakte.ru: V Kontakte is the most popular social networking website in Russia.
5. LiveJournal.Ru: A virtual community and networking site very popular in Russia and among the Russian-speaking diaspora abroad.
6. Odnoklassniki.ru: Russian classmates website to share memories, class reunion info, photos and more.
7. Facebook.com: the world top networking site has been becoming more and more popular in Russia.
8. Twitter.com: twitter is used by many popular Russian people and organizations including President of Russia (KremlinRussia_E), Neznashka, Rogozin and Creative_Link.
9. VK.com: another social networking site to keep friends, classmates, neighbours and colleagues in touch.
10. Ru.yahoo.com: Yahoo! Russia is still among the top 20 most popular Russian websites.
11. Mail.ru: the largest Russian mail service provider along with many internet-based products.
Blogging & Websites:
12. LiveInternet.ru: offers blogging service and site statistics.
13. uCoz.ru: provides system to create websites, site builder of new generation and free web hosting.
14. Narod.Yandex.ru: a product of Yandex offering unlimited free web hosting with thousands of templates available.
15. Blogspot.com: one of the most popular blogging platforms in Russia.
16. Sape.ru: top Russian website to buy and sell links.
Videos & Download
17. Youtube.com: top video sharing website is Russia.
18. Rutracker.org: the biggest Russian bittorrent tracker. Free download movies, music, books, softwares and more.
Reference & Knowledge
19. Ru.wikipedia.org: largest free encyclopedia online that anyone can edit.
20. Lib.ru: Maksim Moshkow’s Library is the largest and the oldest electronic library in the Russian Internet segment.