Although the Russian market has been relatively slow to come round to buying online and there is still more ground to cover until it even matches that of global average ecommerce penetration, the sector is growing, and that growth is significant.

According to GlobalWebIndex, the total ecommerce activity conducted on PCs in Russia has risen by 93.13% during the 18 months to December 2012.

This makes the online shopping sector the fastest growing in Europe, the closest market being Italy growing at nearly 19%. 

See the infographics for more stats (click on them tio see larger versions).