The number of internet users in Russia will grow from 6% of the population in 2003 to 15% in 2005, according to First Deputy Minister for Communications and IT Andrei Korotkov. The deputy minister made this prediction at a press conference today. He said that over 11 million people currently use the internet regularly in Russia. Around 9 million people own a personal computer.
Russia has been deprived of the right to hold international competitions and apply for them for four years