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The Russian internet population grew by 4 million people in 2015, according to research by GfK.
There is now an estimated 84 million Russians using the internet, equivalent to around 60% of the population.
The growth was driven primarily by increased smartphone ownership and an increase in the number of older people coming online. The vast majority of young Russians are already online.
The news comes as the Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the Russian government to force foreign internet companies to pay a tax in order to operate in the country.
The proposed so-called “Google tax” is meant to encourage “more equal working conditions” and stimulate the growth of Russian internet companies.