66 million Russians use the web everyday


In a profile of Ksenia Sobchak, a model, digital personality, reality TV star, a journalist and very vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, The New York Times notes:

An estimated 66 million Russians use the Web every day — the largest such national population on the European continent and one of the fastest-growing in the world. Russians have adopted the Web not only as a public sphere for debate but also as a refuge of last resort, a citizens’ court to vent anger at and post evidence of official malfeasance. Videos depicting supposed police abuse, state theft and even car accidents go viral in minutes.



I have rather vague understanding with the meaning of using the web. is it people accessing the web via web browser? what about people using (mobile) app, which is connected to the cloud (web)? is it count?

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