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Russia App Market Statistics in 2021

Russia App Market Statistics in 2021

Last update: 17 Apr 2021 CET
Russia App Market Statistics in 2021 for Android

Russia is one of the largest mobile app markets in the world. With a population approaching 150 million, they boast large smartphone market potential. This, combined with a tech-friendly environment, affordable connectivity, and the low costs of smartphones, makes Russia’s emerging app market a great opportunity for developers, publishers, and advertisers alike.

In this article, we will provide a number of detailed app statistics and insights into the Russia Android app market with focus on apps only. We will cover a number of topics, including: how many Russian app publishers exist on the Google Play Store, how many apps they have released, and how Russian apps have performed compared to the global average. The data is aggregated based on address, such that only major app publishers and ones with valid Russian addresses on the Android market have been considered. Furthermore, all download statistics are estimates.

How Many App Publishers Are from Russia?

There are more than 7,613 Russian publishers on Google Play out of all 952,115 app publishers. One of the biggest Russian publishers are HeroCraft Ltd., Kefir!, Best Dress Up Games For Girls, CarX Technologies, GDCompany, ForgeGames, Fashion Games for Girls, Playmax Game Studio, ChaloApps, Anime Dress Up Games . Less than 1% of all app publishers on Google Play are from Russia. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

Percentage
Globally
Russian
Publishers
vs
Total
Publishers

How Many Apps Are from Russian App Publishers?

There are more than 40,133 apps from Russian publishers on Google Play out of the 3,038,735 apps. Apps with most downloads of Russian publishers are OZON: 11 млн товаров по низким ценам, Wildberries, Госуслуги, Авито: авто квартиры услуги работа резюме, СберБанк Онлайн, Yandex.Maps – Transport Navigation City Guide, Tinkoff, VK — live chatting & free calls, Кошелёк: дисконтные и банковские карты, Yandex Go — taxi and delivery . 1% of all apps on Google Play are from Russian publishers. Filter for apps by publisher country with our tool here.

Percentage
Globally
Russian Apps
vs
Total Apps

How Are Apps from Russian Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 40,133 apps from Russian publishers on Google Play is 3.42 out of 5 stars. This is less than the overall average rating of all apps of 3.43 stars. Apps from Russian publishers on Google Play have on average 2,797 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all apps, which is 1,257 ratings. Sort by the best rated app or by the app with most ratings directly in our App Market Explorer.

Average rating of
Russian Apps
3.42 stars
Average #Ratings of
Russian Apps
Average rating of
All Apps
3.43 stars
Average #Ratings of
All Apps

How Focused Are Russian Publishers on Apps vs. Games?

78% of released apps by Russian publishers are apps and 22% are games. That means the focus is more on apps than on games. Compared to the worldwide market, Russian publishers focus more on games with 22% of releases compared to all publishers that focus 13% on games. Use our full App Market Explorer to filter for the most successful mobile apps and games.

Apps78% Games22%
Apps87% Games13%

How Many Downloads Do Apps from Russian Publishers Get?

Apps by Russian publishers have an average of 217.07k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all apps which is 175.68k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

Download Statistics
Average Downloads Per Russian App
Average Downloads Per App

How Do Russian Apps Monetize?

13% of apps by Russian publishers are paid. That is a higher value of paid apps compared to the overall apps, where 3% are paid. 41% of apps by Russian publishers include ads. That is a higher value compared to the whole world, where 39% have ads. 19% of apps by Russian publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 4%.

Paid Apps Russian Paid Apps13% Overall Paid Apps3%
Ads Russian Include Ads41% Overall Include Ads39%
In-App Billing Russian In-App Billing19% Overall In-App Billing4%

Do Russian Publishers Release on both iOS and Android?

23% of apps of Russian publishers are available on both Google Play and iTunes. But overall they put less effort in publishing on both stores, compared to the average publisher with 26%. Use our iOS to Android Matching API or Android to iOS Matching API to find the same app across stores.

Russian Apps
Available on Both Stores
Overall Apps
Available on Both Stores

Who Are the Top 10 Russian Publishers Based on Downloads?

The following are the top publishers from Russia that accumulated most downloads.

1 Yandex Apps

Yandex Apps is on position 1 of the biggest Russian app publishers. They own 73 apps that have been downloaded together more than 881.45m+ times.

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2 VK.com

VK.com is on position 2 of the biggest Russian app publishers. VK is a Russian social media and social networking service based in Saint Petersburg. Their product is available in multiple languages but it is predominantly used by Russian-speakers. VK was established in 2006. VK.com has published a number of apps, including VK — live chatting & free calls, VK Admin (Beta), VK Live, VK Me, and more. They own 7 apps that have been downloaded together more than 312.73m+ times.

312.73m+
7
3 Mail.Ru Group

Mail.Ru Group is on position 3 of the biggest Russian app publishers. Mail.Ru Group is a Russian internet company. Founded in 1998 as an email service, they have since become a major corporate figure in the Russian-speaking Internet market. They are based in Moscow. Mail.Ru Group has created such apps as Mail.ru - Email App, Horoscopes – Daily Zodiac Horoscope & Astrology, Маруся — голосовой помощник!, Юла: товары со скидками, купить и продать, and more. They own 33 apps that have been downloaded together more than 285.69m+ times.

285.69m+
33
4 Odnoklassniki Ltd

Odnoklassniki Ltd is on position 4 of the biggest Russian app publishers. Odnoklassniki Ltd is a social network tailored for classmates and old friends. It is especially popular in Russia and former Soviet states. The company was launched in 2006. Odnoklassniki Ltd has developed and published the apps OK, TamTam Messenger - free chats & video calls, OK Live - video livestreams, OK Video - 4K live, movies, TV shows, and more. They own 6 apps that have been downloaded together more than 215.73m+ times.

215.73m+
6
5 Doctor Web, Ltd

Doctor Web, Ltd is on position 5 of the biggest Russian app publishers. Doctor Web, Ltd offers a suite of anti-malware software tools. Founded in 1992, it became the first anti-virus service in Russia. The company also offers anti-spam solutions and is used by Yandex to scan email attachments. Doctor Web, Ltd has built the apps Dr.Web Security Space, Anti-virus Dr.Web Light, Dr.Web Mobile Control Center, and Dr.Web Security Space Life. They own 4 apps that have been downloaded together more than 159.65m+ times.

159.65m+
4
6 Sberbank of Russia

Sberbank of Russia is on position 6 of the biggest Russian app publishers. Sberbank of Russia is a state-owned Russian banking and financial services company headquartered in Moscow. The company has operations in several European and former Soviet countries. Sberbank of Russia is behind the apps Сбербанк Онлайн, Спасибо от Сбербанка, КУРС, Сбербанк Бизнес Онлайн, and more. They own 17 apps that have been downloaded together more than 152.62m+ times.

152.62m+
17
7 ZDevs

ZDevs is on position 7 of the biggest Russian app publishers. ZDevs has created a program for archive management. They offer a simple, functional interface that allows users to work with various types of archives, including: 7zip, zip, bz2, gz2, tar and others. ZDevs has developed and published ZArchiver Donate, ZArchiver, ZFlasher AVR, and ZFlasher STM32. They own 5 apps that have been downloaded together more than 151.04m+ times.

151.04m+
5
8 Master for Minecraft

Master for Minecraft is on position 8 of the biggest Russian app publishers. Master for Minecraft is a developer of mobile apps based in Russia. Master for Minecraft has created MOD-MASTER for Minecraft PE (Pocket Edition) Free, Mods for Minecraft PE, Maps for Minecraft PE, Textures for Minecraft PE, and more. They own 12 apps that have been downloaded together more than 150.26m+ times.

150.26m+
12
9 Best Photo Apps

Best Photo Apps is on position 9 of the biggest Russian app publishers. Best Photo Apps is a Russian mobile app developer. Best Photo Apps has developed Tootsie Baby Photo, Kids Doodle, Best Hairstyles, Hairstyle 2019, and more. They own 131 apps that have been downloaded together more than 132.2m+ times.

132.2m+
131
10 Avito.ru

Avito.ru is on position 10 of the biggest Russian app publishers. Avito.ru is a Russian classified advertisements website for jobs, real estate, personals, and services. They also facilitate the general sale of goods, including cars. Avito.ru is the most popular classifieds site in Russia. They were founded in 2007 and are based in Moscow. Avito.ru has built the apps Авито: авто, квартиры, услуги, работа, резюме and Domofond Недвижимость. Квартиры: новостройки, дом. They own 2 apps that have been downloaded together more than 101.52m+ times.

101.52m+
2

What Are the Most Used SDKs by Russian Publishers?

The following shows which SDKs are most used by Russia app publishers. To find out which apps integrate the following SDK use our App Market Explorer. We have also aggregated the worldwide Top Ad Network SDKs and other categories.

1 Google Firebase

60% of apps from Russian publishers have Google Firebase integrated. In total 18,877 apps. Firebase is a mobile and web application development platform SDK that gives app builders the ability to develop their apps faster, without worrying about infrastructure. It includes functionalities like analytics, databases, messaging and crash reporting so developers can move quickly and focus on their users.

60
18877
2 Google Ads AdMob

48% of apps from Russian publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 15,009 apps. Google Ads AdMob is a mobile advertising platform that enables users to monetize their mobile applications via in-app advertising. AdMob is based on the Google Mobile Ads SDK and serves over 200 billion ad requests a month, with over 1 million advertisers and 1 million apps currently running on the AdMob mobile ad network.

48
15009
3 OkHttp

41% of apps from Russian publishers have OkHttp integrated. In total 12,915 apps. OkHttp is an open source project designed to be an efficient HTTP client. It's also easy to use. OkHttp’s request/response API is designed with fluent builders and immutability. It supports both synchronous blocking calls and async calls with callbacks.

41
12915
4 gson

37% of apps from Russian publishers have gson integrated. In total 11,596 apps. Gson is a Google-developed Java library that app developers can leverage to convert Java Objects into their JSON representation, and vice versa. It works with arbitrary Java objects, including pre-existing objects of which developers do not have the source-code.

37
11596
5 Firebase Cloud Messaging

33% of apps from Russian publishers have Firebase Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 10,262 apps. Firebase Cloud Messaging is a cross-platform messaging solution developed by Google that lets app developers reliably deliver messages at no cost. With Firebase Cloud Messaging, app developers can notify a client app that new email or other data is available to sync, and drive user re-engagement and retention with notification messages.

33
10262
6 Android Support Library V4

28% of apps from Russian publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 8,686 apps. Android Support Library V4, developed by Google’s Android team, is a platform that helps app developers manage the release of new API versions. Rather than developing code to handle the provisioning of new features on earlier releases, developers can leverage Android Support Library V4 to provide that compatibility layer.

28
8686
7 Firebase Crashlytics Fabric

25% of apps from Russian publishers have Firebase Crashlytics Fabric integrated. In total 7,868 apps. Fabric Crashlytics is the most powerful, lightest weight crash reporting SDK on the market. App developers that leverage Fabric Crashlytics are able to spend less time finding crashes and more time fixing them.

25
7868
8 Glide

24% of apps from Russian publishers have Glide integrated. In total 7,636 apps. Glide is an open source media management and image loading framework for Android that supports fetching, decoding, and displaying video stills, images, and animated GIFs. Glide includes a flexible API that developers can plug in to almost any network stack.

24
7636
9 Android Design Support Library

23% of apps from Russian publishers have Android Design Support Library integrated. In total 7,117 apps. Android Design Support Library, developed by Google’s Android team, provides app developers with an API to support adding material design components and patterns to their apps. The Design Support library helps app developers address various material design components and patterns, such as navigation drawers, floating action buttons, snackbars, and tabs.

23
7117
10 Yandex AppMetrica

21% of apps from Russian publishers have Yandex AppMetrica integrated. In total 6,658 apps.

21
6658

What Are the Most Used Android App Permissions by Russian Publishers?

The following shows which android permissions are most frequently request by Russia app publishers. Use our App Market Explorer to filter the Google Play Store by apps with specific permissions.

1 Internet Access

android.permission.INTERNET makes it possible for app publishers to create network sockets and use custom network protocols within their apps. This permission is not required for internet connection however, as the mobile browser provides all apps with the ability to send data to the internet. 100% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Internet Access permission. Total 45,978 apps.

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2 Network Information Access

The android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE permission can be leveraged by app developers to enable their apps to view information about network connections. This information includes such things as which networks exist and which already have connections. 100% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Network Information Access permission. Total 43,288 apps.

100
43288
3 Phone Sleep Mode Preventation

android.permission.WAKE_LOCK gives apps the ability to prevent the phone they are running on from going into sleep mode. This is good for apps, like YouTube, that get extended periods of engagement that do not necessarily require the user to touch the screen or otherwise interact physically with the device. 83% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 33,330 apps.

83
33330
4 Write External Storage

android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE makes it possible for app developers to enable their apps to modify or delete the contents of users’ SD cards. 71% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 28,641 apps.

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28641
5 Push Notification

com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE can be used within apps to allow them to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app’s service. It should be noted however, that using this service will incur data usage, and malicious apps could cause excess data usage. 49% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Push Notification permission. Total 19,678 apps.

49
19678
6 Read External Storage

The android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission allows app developers to enable their apps to read the contents of user SD cards. 48% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 19,260 apps.

48
19260
7 Install Referrer

Apps often advertise other apps. By leveraging com.google.android.finsky.permission.BIND_GET_INSTALL_REFERRER_SERVICE apps can make sure that installs of other apps launched via their ads are properly attributed. 44% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 17,646 apps.

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17646
8 Wifi Information Access

App publishers can leverage android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE to enable their app to view information about Wi-Fi networking. This includes whether Wi-Fi is enabled and the names of the connected Wi-Fi devices. 42% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 16,882 apps.

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16882
9 Billing

The com.android.vending.BILLING permission is required for the integration of billing in android applications. 35% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Billing permission. Total 14,046 apps.

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14046
10 Vibration

android.permission.VIBRATE makes it possible for app builders to give their apps control over the vibrating function of the devices they are running on. 33% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 13,376 apps.

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13376

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Apps in Russia?

The following shows the official Google Play apps top chart of Russia. 53% of the top apps in Russia are from Russian app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Apps in Russia's Grossing Top Chart?

The following shows the official Google Play Grossing top chart of Russia. 53% of the top grossing apps in Russia are from Russian app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Social Apps in Russia?

The following shows the official Google Play social top chart of Russia. 20% of the top social apps in Russia are from Russian app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked News Apps in Russia?

The following shows the official Google Play news top chart of Russia. 47% of the top news apps in Russia are from Russian app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Travel Apps in Russia?

The following shows the official Google Play travel top chart of Russia. 60% of the top travel apps in Russia are from Russian app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Shopping Apps in Russia?

The following shows the official Google Play shopping top chart of Russia. 73% of the top shopping apps in Russia are from Russian app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Lifestyle Apps in Russia?

The following shows the official Google Play lifestyle top chart of Russia. 13% of the top lifestyle apps in Russia are from Russian app publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Business Apps in Russia?

The following shows the official Google Play business top chart of Russia. 67% of the top business apps in Russia are from Russian app publishers. See the full chart here.