Russia App Market Statistics in 2023

Russia App Market Statistics in 2023 for Android
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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 7,480 Russian publishers on Google Play out of all 1,010,713 app publishers. One of the biggest Russian publishers are CASUAL AZUR GAMES, Dress Up Makeover Girls Games, CarX Technologies LLC, Supersonic Studios LTD, ChaloApps, Anime Dress Up Games, Fashion Games for Girls, Karate Goose Studio, AXLEBOLT LTD, HitRock Games . Less than 1% of all app publishers on Google Play are from Russia. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

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Russian
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How Many Apps Are from Russian App Publishers?

There are more than 36,011 apps from Russian publishers on Google Play out of the 3,234,069 apps. Apps with most downloads of Russian publishers are Wildberries, OZON: товары продукты билеты, Авито: квартиры авто работа, Tinkoff, VK: music video messenger, Пятёрочка: доставка продуктов, Госуслуги, Мой Tele2: продать и купить ГБ, RUTUBE: видео шоу трансляции, Мой МТС . 1% of all apps on Google Play are from Russian publishers. Filter for apps by publisher country with our tool here.

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Russian Apps
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How Are Apps from Russian Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 36,011 apps from Russian publishers on Google Play is 3.60 out of 5 stars. This is less than the overall average rating of all apps of 3.73 stars. Apps from Russian publishers on Google Play have on average 3,772 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all apps, which is 1,656 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
3.60 stars
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Average rating of
All Apps
3.73 stars
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All Apps

How Focused Are Russian Publishers on Apps vs. Games?

75% of released apps by Russian publishers are apps and 25% 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 25% of releases compared to all publishers that focus 14% on games. Use our full App Market Explorer to filter for the most successful mobile apps and games.

Apps75% Games25%
Apps86% Games14%

How Many Downloads Do Apps from Russian Publishers Get?

Apps by Russian publishers have an average of 274.31k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all apps which is 227.4k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

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Average Downloads Per Russian App
Average Downloads Per App

How Do Russian Apps Monetize?

12% of apps by Russian publishers are paid. That is a higher value of paid apps compared to the overall apps, where 3% are paid. 38% of apps by Russian publishers include ads. That is a higher value compared to the whole world, where 36% have ads. 15% of apps by Russian publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 4%.

Paid Apps monetization paid Russian Paid Apps12% Overall Paid Apps3%
Ads monetization ads Russian Include Ads38% Overall Include Ads36%
In-App Billing monetization iap Russian In-App Billing15% 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.

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Who Are the Top 10 Russian Publishers Based on Downloads?

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

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1 VK.com

VK.com is on position 1 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 21 apps that have been downloaded together more than 551.53m+ times.

551.53m+
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2 ZDevs

ZDevs is on position 2 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 6 apps that have been downloaded together more than 291.12m+ times.

291.12m+
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3 Odnoklassniki Ltd

Odnoklassniki Ltd is on position 3 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 5 apps that have been downloaded together more than 266.32m+ times.

266.32m+
5
4 Mail.Ru Group

Mail.Ru Group is on position 4 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 21 apps that have been downloaded together more than 211.12m+ times.

211.12m+
21
5 Master for Minecraft

Master for Minecraft is on position 5 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 81 apps that have been downloaded together more than 201.89m+ times.

201.89m+
81
6 Dr.Web

Dr.Web is on position 6 of the biggest Russian app publishers. They own 4 apps that have been downloaded together more than 167.1m+ times.

167.1m+
4
7 Hairstyle Photo Apps

Hairstyle Photo Apps is on position 7 of the biggest Russian app publishers. They own 117 apps that have been downloaded together more than 141.26m+ times.

141.26m+
117
8 Avito.ru

Avito.ru is on position 8 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 134.98m+ times.

134.98m+
2
9 Crone

Crone is on position 9 of the biggest Russian app publishers. They own 14 apps that have been downloaded together more than 124.58m+ times.

124.58m+
14
10 2GIS

2GIS is on position 10 of the biggest Russian app publishers. They own 3 apps that have been downloaded together more than 116.05m+ times.

116.05m+
3

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.

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1 icon Google Firebase

67% of apps from Russian publishers have Google Firebase integrated. In total 18,681 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.

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2 icon OkHttp

50% of apps from Russian publishers have OkHttp integrated. In total 13,993 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.

50
13993
3 Kotlin

45% of apps from Russian publishers have Kotlin integrated. In total 12,445 apps.

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4 icon Google Ads AdMob

44% of apps from Russian publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 12,289 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.

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12289
5 Google Ads AdMob Mediation Adapters

44% of apps from Russian publishers have Google Ads AdMob Mediation Adapters integrated. In total 12,205 apps.

44
12205
6 icon gson

40% of apps from Russian publishers have gson integrated. In total 11,148 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.

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7 icon Firebase Cloud Messaging

38% of apps from Russian publishers have Firebase Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 10,590 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.

38
10590
8 icon Firebase Crashlytics Fabric

29% of apps from Russian publishers have Firebase Crashlytics Fabric integrated. In total 8,004 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.

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8004
9 icon Glide

28% of apps from Russian publishers have Glide integrated. In total 7,749 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.

28
7749
10 Google Maps

26% of apps from Russian publishers have Google Maps integrated. In total 7,162 apps.

26
7162

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.

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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 42,748 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 40,363 apps.

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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. 88% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 31,865 apps.

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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. 64% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 22,900 apps.

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5 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. 56% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 20,341 apps.

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20341
6 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. 50% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Push Notification permission. Total 17,898 apps.

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17898
7 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. 49% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 17,630 apps.

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8 Start At Boot Time

android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED gives apps the ability to start themselves as soon as the system it is running on has finished booting. It should be noted, however, that this can often slow down the phone start time. In addition, it can slow down the device generally by enabling the app to run constantly. 46% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Start At Boot Time permission. Total 16,627 apps.

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9 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. 46% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 16,532 apps.

46
16532
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. 39% of the apps from Russian publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 13,993 apps.

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13993

What Are the Top 10 Highest Ranked Apps in Russia?

The following shows the official Google Play apps top chart of Russia. 47% 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. 7% 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. 73% 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. 40% 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. 87% 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. 7% 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.