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Internet Users Increase 22%

The number of Internet users in Russia has risen to 42 million, or 36 percent of the country's adult population, a 22 percent year-on-year gain according to a survey conducted by the pollster Public Opinion Foundation during the fall of 2009, the results of which were published Friday.

Twenty-one percent of Russian adults, or 24 million people, now use the Internet on a daily basis. This figure is up 35 percent from the same period of 2008. The highest proportion of Internet users is in Moscow, where 60 percent of adults are online. Among the regions, the Northwest Federal District is the connectivity leader, with 48 percent of its residents online.

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