If you are interested in what’s happening online and in the start-up community in Russia – and you should be – then let me introduce you to our favorite Russian website, The Runet. They’ve just produced a report on the indsutry in Russia in partneship with the IAB which has some great insights.

– out of a total population of 143 million, only 57 million use the Web each month. Growth opportunity!
– 2011 eCommerce growth: 30%, to a total of $8 billion.
– online advertising growth in 2011: 57%

The whole report is worth a look. PDF download is here.