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Russian Internet, by the Wretched Humiliating Numbers

Russia is #9 in among nations when ranked for population size.

But it is #56 when ranked for usage of the Internet. A shocking 47 countries in the world have smaller total populations than Russia but more extensive usage of the Internet.  Business usage of the Internet in Russia is a truly stunning world #95.

Looking further at the Runet, the picture gets even darker.

Russia ranks #90 for business innovation, #107 for growth of e-business, #108 for regulatory framework and #125 for intellectual property protection.

In fact, the only reason Russia ranks as high as it does, #54 for overall network readiness, is simply that Russia has a vast number of mobile users and improving broadband access for them. But the reason for this is that Russia’s land-line infrastructure is so utterly wretched that people have no choice but to opt for mobile phones. A tiny mobile phone is far from being the best way to fully access the wonders and power of global connectivity.

Costa Rica, Kazakhstan and Oman all rank higher than Russia does for overall network readiness.

Nobody can be surprised by this woeful performance given Russia’s draconian, neo-Soviet crackdown on the Runet. The Putin dictatorship relentlessly attacks online freedom, shutting down websites and prosecuting bloggers with impunity.  For this reason, Russia will continue to languish as a backwards country, cut off from the progress of modernity and from the flow of information that is crucial to global competitiveness.

6 responses to “Russian Internet, by the Wretched Humiliating Numbers

  1. Beetlejuice ⋅

    Why should Putin bother monitoring internet uses in Russia when he’s got Kim Zigfeld to do all the work for him?

  2. Bohdan ⋅

    As per usual Beetle-urine, your feeble communist brainwashed indoctrination cannot differentiate between LR’s truth and your beloved (and murdering) ‘vozd’s’ i.e. Putin’s lying. Sad, very sad for you comrade!!! As there is a big difference between those two comrade, believe me!

    Now as per your usual hallucination’s – have you seen any good pigs flying over Moscow? Go on don’t be shy! Spill your ‘guts’ so to speak, as we the sane readers of LR need another good laugh at the communist stupidity that you babble ad nauseam.

    • Beetlejuice ⋅

      What’s even more sad is your continued use of words whose meanings escape you like the hot air you blow, the word “communist”. You wouldn’t know a communist from your own mother.

      “Now as per your usual hallucination’s – have you seen any good pigs flying over Moscow?”

      No, but that reminds of a old joke:

      The one about the Ukrainian who walked into a doctor’s officer with a pig under his arm. Doctor said, “That is the ugliest creature I’ve ever seen.” The pig said, “I know!”.

      “we the sane readers of LR need another good laugh at the communist stupidity that you babble ad nauseam.”

      That’s funnier than any joke I’ve made.

      • Bohdan ⋅

        Funny? No way you stupid communist “provocateur.” Whereas “Pathetic?” Yep right on the mark there comrade.

        Besides baboon you have a sick warped mind. Remember comrade, too much of that home brewed somogonka only pickles your pea brain further.

        You should be worried as any more damage to the little gray matter you have left will turn you into a comrade even useless for your ridiculously stupid ‘waffle on’s’!!!

        Read more of your beloved fairy tales that those idiots Marx and Engels wrote.

        • Beetlejuice ⋅

          “Remember comrade, too much of that home brewed somogonka only pickles your pea brain further.”

          Your very expertise.

          “You should be worried as any more damage to the little gray matter you have left will turn you into a comrade even useless for your ridiculously stupid ‘waffle on’s’!!!”

          Thanks, I’d hate for anyone to think I was from your devolutionized genepool.

          “Read more of your beloved fairy tales that those idiots Marx and Engels wrote.”

          If I wanted fairy tales I’d read the bible. But I tend to like more realistic literature like the Brothers Grimm.

          • Bohdan ⋅

            Hey Cockroach Vomit! If you want to read unbelievably stupid fairy tales? Try the greatest fairy tale con job ever dreamed up – obviously while in drunken stupor – it has to be the communist manifesto of those two imbeciles – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

            Hint, hint, drink plenty of strong black coffee to stop you from falling asleep while reading this unbelievable trash.

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